Mr W.B

Michael Anthony filed this request with the D.C. Department of Corrections of District of Columbia.
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From: Michael Anthony

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the 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.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Anthony

From: D.C. Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon,

In response to your below FOIA request, staff conducted a due diligence search and found no records to show that the individual was ever committed to the custody of the DC Department of Corrections (DOC).

If you consider this response a denial of your FOIA request, you have the right, under D.C. Official Code § 2-537 and 1 DCMR 412, to appeal denial of your FOIA request to the Mayor or to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

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Failure to follow these administrative steps will result in delay in the processing and commencement of a response to your appeal to the Mayor.


Records, Information & Privacy Officer
D.C. Department of Corrections
Office of the General Counsel
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