all information, documents, records, and communications within the FBI/DOJ regarding two "unsolved" murders of Professor Ismail Al-Faruqi (1986) and Columbia University security guard Garry Germain (1988)

omar scott antar filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOJ-AP-2016-004435, 1352821; DOJ-AP-2016-004390, 1352867-000, DOJ-AP-2016-004569
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: omar scott antar

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I request all information, documents, records, and communications within the FBI/DOJ regarding the two "unsolved" murders of Temple Professor Ismail Al-Faruqi (1986) and Columbia University security guard Garry Germain (1988). I would like copies of all information, records, emails, phone logs/transcripts, letters, notes, memoranda, and all electronic or non-electronic communications/records/information.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_al-Faruqi
http://narrative.ly/stories/murder-in-the-ivy-league/

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,

omar scott antar

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Antar,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI's decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: omar scott antar

Dear Director of Office of Information Policy of the Department of Justice:

This letter is an appeal of my Freedom of Information Act request, request number 1352867-000 (Ismail Al-Faruqi). I hereby request the following records:

I request all information, documents, records, and communications within the FBI/DOJ regarding the two "unsolved" murders of Temple Professor Ismail Al-Faruqi (1986) and Columbia University security guard Garry Germain (1988). I would like copies of all information, records, emails, phone logs/transcripts, letters, notes, memoranda, and all electronic or non-electronic communications/records/information.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_al-Faruqi
http://narrative.ly/stories/murder-in-the-ivy-league/

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 in a timely manner, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

omar scott antar

From: omar scott antar

Dear Director of Office of Information Policy of the Department of Justice:

This letter is an appeal of my Freedom of Information Act request, request number 1352821-000 (Garry Germain). I hereby request the following records:

I request all information, documents, records, and communications within the FBI/DOJ regarding the two "unsolved" murders of Temple Professor Ismail Al-Faruqi (1986) and Columbia University security guard Garry Germain (1988). I would like copies of all information, records, emails, phone logs/transcripts, letters, notes, memoranda, and all electronic or non-electronic communications/records/information.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_al-Faruqi
http://narrative.ly/stories/murder-in-the-ivy-league/

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 in a timely manner, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

omar scott antar

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

Dear Mr. Antar,

Your additional correspondence has been received. However, this email address is not the appropriate means through which to submit an appeal. If you wish to file an appeal, you must do so by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within sixty (60) days from the date of the letter in order to be considered timely. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned to your request so that it may be easily identified.

Thank you,

Holly Early
Government Information Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
E-mail: foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at http://www.fbi.gov/foia by clicking on the CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST under the FOIA INDEX located on the right side of the page. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: omar scott antar

Dear Director of Office of Information Policy of the Department of Justice:

This letter is an appeal of my Freedom of Information Act request, request number 1352821-000 (Garry Germain). I hereby request the following records:

I request all information, documents, records, and communications within the FBI/DOJ regarding the two "unsolved" murders of Temple Professor Ismail Al-Faruqi (1986) and Columbia University security guard Garry Germain (1988). I would like copies of all information, records, emails, phone logs/transcripts, letters, notes, memoranda, and all electronic or non-electronic communications/records/information.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_al-Faruqi
http://narrative.ly/stories/murder-in-the-ivy-league/

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 in a timely manner, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

omar scott antar

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

Dear Mr. Antar,

Your additional correspondence has been received. However, this email address is not the appropriate means through which to submit an appeal. If you wish to file an appeal, you must do so by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within sixty (60) days from the date of the letter in order to be considered timely. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned to your request so that it may be easily identified.

Thank you,

Holly Early
Government Information Specialist
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4854
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
E-mail: foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>
Questions E-mail: foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Please check the status of your request online at http://www.fbi.gov/foia by clicking on the CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST under the FOIA INDEX located on the right side of the page. Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.

From: omar scott antar

Dear Director of Office of Information Policy of the Department of Justice:

This letter is an appeal of my Freedom of Information Act request, request number 1352821-000 (Garry Germain). I hereby request the following records:

I request all information, documents, records, and communications within the FBI/DOJ regarding the two "unsolved" murder of and Columbia University security guard Garry Germain (1988). I would like copies of all information, records, emails, phone logs/transcripts, letters, notes, memoranda, and all electronic or non-electronic communications/records/information.
http://narrative.ly/stories/murder-in-the-ivy-league/

I believe there is renewed interest in this cold case by the FBI, and it has most likely been opened or reopened by the FBI, and therefore there will be records on this case, particularly in relation to Columbia University security in general. 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 in a timely manner, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

omar scott antar

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

07/26/2016 01:26 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-004390

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

08/01/2016 10:55 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-004435

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

08/05/2016 04:16 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-004569

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

08/09/2016 04:05 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-004561

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-004435 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-004561 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.

From: omar scott antar

Dear Director of Office of Information Policy of the Department of Justice:

This letter is an appeal of the results of the Freedom of Information Act request, request number 1352867-000,(Ismail Al-Faruqi). I request the release of all information which was redacted or withheld, including the additional records suggested to exist by the FBI. As per the FBI's letter of 7/27/2016, "Additional records potentially responsive to your subject may exist. "

https://d3gn0r3afghep.cloudfront.net/foia_files/2016/08/03/7-28-16_MR26311_RES-C_ID1352867.pdf

I hereby request the following records:

all information, documents, records, and communications within the FBI/DOJ regarding the "unsolved" murders of Temple Professor Ismail Al-Faruqi (1986). I would like copies of all information, records, emails, phone logs/transcripts, letters, notes, memoranda, and all electronic or non-electronic communications/records/information.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismail_al-Faruqi

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 in a timely manner, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

omar scott antar

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

11/21/2016 11:33 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-000766

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