Learn about FOIA as it unfolded for journalist Phil Eil. Eil had submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the DEA and has been locked in a legal battle since. The story starts in 2009 when Eil sat down and interviewed Dr. Paul Volkman, then under federal indictment for a massive prescription drug-dealing scheme. From there, Eil has become one of the world’s leading “accidental” experts on FOIA. This is his story.