Mr W.B

Michael Anthony filed this request with the Bridgeport Police Department of Bridgeport, CT.
Tracking #

W002038-080819

Due Aug. 14, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Michael Anthony

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Criminal record of Mr William Bentvena.

A Cosa Nostra, Gambino family Soldier , William Bentvena was known as Billy Batts & William Devino. Was caught on February 14, 1959 for Narcotics in Bridgeport Connecticut (Associates : William Struzzieri , Anthony Mirra , John Ormento , Carmine Galante etc) . Mr Bentvena spend some years in FCI Danbury, got released in 1970 .

On documents & newspapers it’s said to have been killed after his release by some of his associates , his body has never been found.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Anthony

From: Bridgeport Police Department

Dear Michael Anthony

The City of Bridgeport has received your request as of: August 08, 2019. We are reviewing your request and will contact you in writing when the requested information is available. Your request has been given the reference number W002038-080819 for tracking purposes.

Please note that pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, this City is not required to answer questions; the City is required to provide copies of all non-exempt documents.

Also, please be aware there are statutorily authorized costs associated with responding to your request, as set forth in C.G.S. Section 1-212 and if the anticipated fee for the document(s) you requested is greater than ten dollars, the City will require a deposit of the estimated copying cost prior to copying.

Very truly yours,

OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the My FOI Center. (https://u8387795.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=Ow1KccipsoIsnXbuEgm-2FN6fPxrU8w8gUuON6RKiw-2FqbXTVgiAGGPgw5XOGjYzcWZiZ3kgD9f1vJnowZnvqJ0eNPuLfnIsqrBarWKOjvskZY-3D_Uf7ePEK9mRBXogFmfW6eBRV-2BKWqzIf27Vf0BvM-2FU43hVwxdG0Xx2Z199Jj0DfT6Hlk1T0Esi3tcb0ifGv2xffffLREYY2jWkeW0nQpOGTFwr1xiVOLIXgBHYgeZUX81enNgFxF-2FUFCwCIwrmqG498-2FS-2BsZQbgqAjWLXOC2NF17Kyje5FI-2B8tTM19pSQf5dIAiq-2BGVONRIVTGPrr-2F1-2FTmWjSniSJahJjZIFzJqAUn2GFTn-2BMxITz2CYUXng8oxjMDzv95ZumP-2FrUrZWgzzvt0Zil5RRu1aGEE7grQczwgb2QssjRlOpv-2B58V1e-2Fquz4O0xJWrNRpI7-2BIT3F7Np5oE69kviYWSYAYesbej-2BJqX9NsNJI8-2FOJCQfu1FXtjAx9yhZAlY962Pymyq2EfiJy9YFg-3D-3D)

From: Michael Anthony

Good afternoon,

I made a FOIA request August 8th , reference number : W002038-080819 , I still haven’t received the files . Please let me know If my request has advanced.

Thank You .
Sincerely M . Anthony

From: Bridgeport Police Department

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RE: Freedom of Information Request of August 08, 2019, Reference # W002038-080819
Dear Michael ,
The City of Bridgeport received a public information request from you on August 08, 2019. Your request sought the following:
"To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Criminal record of Mr William Bentvena.

A Cosa Nostra, Gambino family Soldier , William Bentvena was known as Billy Batts & William Devino. Was caught on February 14, 1959 for Narcotics in Bridgeport Connecticut (Associates : William Struzzieri , Anthony Mirra , John Ormento , Carmine Galante etc) . Mr Bentvena spend some years in FCI Danbury, got released in 1970 .

Please be advised that we are still in the process of retrieving your responsive documents. Although the Office of the City Attorney coordinates and produces the responsive documents, we are often not the keeper of records and must rely on the appropriate department to produce documents. After receiving the documents additional time is needed to review them for records that are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act – C.G.S. § 1-210(b). We appreciate your patience and attention, and you will be notified in writing with any additional updates.
Very truly yours,
OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY

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