Alex Spanos, FBI file

Parker Higgins, FOIA The Dead filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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21-0005-REF

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From: Parker Higgins, FOIA The Dead

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all documents or FBI files pertaining to Alex Spanos, an obituary of whom was published in The New York Times on October 9, 2018 under the headline "Alex Spanos, Patriarch of N.F.L.’s Chargers, Is Dead at 95". Please see attached PDF copy of that obituary, which may also be found at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/obituaries/alex-spanos-dead.html.

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.

Sincerely,

Parker Higgins, FOIA The Dead

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Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
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You may be contacted via formal letter for all fees and/or negotiation issues that may apply.

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into the FOIPA database in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online database. Status information is updated weekly. If a request has been closed within the last six months the online database will display the following: The FOIPA number entered has been closed, and appropriate correspondence has been sent to the address on file.

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Requests are processed in the order in which they are received through our multi-track processing system. Requests are divided into two primary tracks--simple (under 50 pages of potentially responsive documents) and complex (over 50 pages of potentially responsive documents). Complex requests are further divided into medium, large, and extra-large sub-tracks based upon request size. Simple track requests typically require the least amount of time to process. Currently, simple track cases average approximately 138 days from the date of receipt for processing. Our complex requests in the medium processing track are currently averaging 571 days, large processing track are currently averaging approximately 1,289 days, and extra-large processing track are currently averaging 1,649 days for processing.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
FBI - Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
O: (540) 868-4593
F: (540) 868-4391
E: foipaquestions@fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@fbi.gov>

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

August 24, 2021

Dear Mr. Higgins: Your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act request seeking all information regarding the deceased Alex Spanos has been received by the FDIC’s FOIA/Privacy Act Group and assigned Log Number 21-0005-REF.

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October 6, 2021

FDIC FOIA Log #21-0005-REF

Good afternoon,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request.

Thank you.

Alisa Colgrove, Government Information Specialist

FOIA/Privacy Act Group, Legal Division
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
550 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20429-9990

Tel: 703-562-2274

Fax: 703-562-2797

Email: acolgrove@fdic.gov

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