Records re: Vyacheslav Kirillov Ivankov

T. McElwee filed this request with the Office of the Attorney General - New York of New York.

It is a clone of this request.

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Est. Completion Nov. 7, 2019
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From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

All records mentioning or concerning Vyacheslav Kirillov Ivankov, a deceased federal convict, also known as "Yaponchik."

To assist in a records search, the following information is known about Ivankov:

Name in Russian/Cyrillic alphabet: Вячесла́в Кири́ллович Иванько́в
Date of Birth: 2/1940
First 5 digits of SSN: 088-80
U.S. Bureau of Prisons Register Number: 30219-048
American residence in Brooklyn, NY
Date of Death: 10/2009

Ivankov's death was widely reported in 2009 and all American law enforcement cases concerning Ivankov concluded with his extradition to the Russian Federation in 2004. See Associated Press clipping, both attached in PDF and at following hyperlink:

Under the NYS Freedom of Information Law, the request should be granted without redactions for Ivankov's personal privacy or to protect Ivankov as a source of confidential information. As Ivankov is deceased, such protections are moot.

Records should be sought for in the files of the Organized Crime Task Force, in all related subheadings/authorization numbers (which include Criminal case files; Wiretap recorded tapes, original and first copy; Administrative files and correspondence; Concurrences, internal memos; Team activity reports, confidential reports used to track team activities; Message books and/or telephone logs).

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Attorney General has no other copies of said records.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


T. McElwee

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From: Office of the Attorney General - New York

October 09, 2019
RE:  Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request Reference # G000711-100219
Dear Mr. McElwee:
Pursuant to Public Officers Law §89(3)(a), the Office of the Attorney General acknowledges receipt of the above-referenced FOIL request.
We are performing a diligent search for the records you request.  We will notify you of the status of your request on or before November 07, 2019.
If we should locate any documents that respond to your request, and if we provide them in electronic format, we will notify you of any fee in advance.  If we provide paper copies, we will also notify you of any fee in advance; for paper copies, the first five pages would be provided free of charge, and the cost for the remaining pages would be $.25 per page.
Abisola Fatade
Assistant Attorney General

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