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December 15, 2004
Nelson Phelps, President and Executive Director
AUSWR Board Members and General Membership
The attached letter in Adobe PDF file format was faxed last night to the SEC's offices in Denver and Alexandria, VA.  This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") for copies of the transcripts of the SEC's interviews/depositions of about 80 persons concerning the SEC's 'investigation' into Qwest's federal securities laws violations.
This is the beginning of our second major effort to gather important information utilizing the federal law FOIA.  The first FOIA request we made in March 2004 concerned the Department of Labor's so-called 'investigation' into the Qwest Pension Plan.  As you know, we had to file a federal lawsuit when the Department of Labor (DOL) tried to stonewall us.  Then, after the lawsuit was filed, the DOL had a change of position and agreed to release to me the requested information.  But, I am still awaiting delivery of the two full boxes of papers the DOL folks in Washington D.C. say were shipped to me last Thursday.  I will let you know what is received and what we learn about the DOL's so-called 'investigation' of the Qwest Pension Plan.
In this latest FOIA demand, the requesters are Nelson Phelps and Mimi Hull, who are always looking out for the best interest of AUSWR membership.  The information obtained should be very insightful to those persons who suffered economic losses on investments in Qwest stock.  Don't expect any response from the SEC as we approach the holiday season.  We will keep you advised of developments after the beginning of the year.

Attachment    (FOIA request made to the SEC - 2 pages)


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