Case Number: 18-512

New Emails Show Secretary Carson Knew About $31,000 Table

March 14, 2018
New emails uncovered by American Oversight show that HUD Secretary Ben Carson and wife were actively involved in selection and purchase of a $31,000 dining set — contradicting previous claims by Carson and HUD officials that he had not been aware of the purchase until after the fact.

Ethics Watchdog Sues HUD for Emails from Carson Family, Lynne Patton, Trump Organization

March 6, 2018
Non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight filed a sweeping new lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today seeking emails and other documents from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Carson's wife and son – both of whom have been active in department business – and senior political appointees including Lynne Patton. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD – Carson and Patton Communications

March 6, 2018
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seeking emails and other documents from HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Carson's wife and son – both of whom have been active in department business – and senior political appointees including Lynne Patton. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. HUD: Office Renovations

February 27, 2018
American Oversight today filed a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to find out how much taxpayer money Secretary Ben Carson spent redecorating or renovating his office.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Patton Communications with Trump Family

September 12, 2017
FOIA request seeking communications between Lynne Patton and members of the Trump family or employees of the Trump Organization.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Lynne Patton White House Emails

September 12, 2017
FOIA request seeking email communications between Lynne Patton or other senior HUD appointees and the White House.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Emails from Lynne Patton and Other Appointees

September 12, 2017
FOIA to HUD seeking external email communications with Lynne Patton and other appointees.

FOIA to HUD Seeking Communications with Carson Family, Lynne Patton, and other Appointees

September 12, 2017
FOIA request to HUD seeking all communications between Secretary Carson or his immediate family and several political appointees at HUD, including former Trump family employee Lynne Patton.

FOIA to HUD Regarding Travel by Lacena Carson

July 14, 2017
FOIA seeking records relating to travel by Secretary Carson’s wife Lacena Carson.