Arthur Walker FBI

Jacob Silverman filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOJ-AP-2018-002359

1370616-000, DOJ-AP-2018-002359

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Jacob Silverman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records pertaining to Arthur Walker, a retired Navy lieutenant who served a lengthy jail sentence for his role in the spy ring led by his brother, John Walker Jr. Arthur Walker died in 2014 and his death was widely reported. See, for example: http://pilotonline.com/news/local/obituaries/former-fbi-worker-laments-death-of-spy-arthur-walker/article_aa321553-04d3-5c10-992d-184a8dfb23b5.html

Please also conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records.

The requested documents will be processed by a journalist before being made available to the general public. Because this request isn't being made for commercial purposes, I ask that you waive all fees.

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,

Jacob Silverman

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Jacob Silverman

Hello. I am appealing the results of this request on the grounds that the included documents are about John Walker, Arthur Walker's brother, and not about Arthur Walker himself. While I appreciate the insights into John Walker and the Walker Spy Ring, I am looking for documents that directly concern Arthur Walker, who is also deceased. In my original request, I also asked that the FOIA officer conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records. Thank you.

From: Jacob Silverman

Hello. I am appealing the results of this request on the grounds that the included documents are about John Walker, Arthur Walker's brother, and not about Arthur Walker himself. While I appreciate the insights into John Walker and the Walker Spy Ring, I am looking for documents that directly concern Arthur Walker, who is also deceased. In my original request, I also asked that the FOIA officer conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records. Thank you.

From: Jacob Silverman

Hello. I am appealing the results of this request on the grounds that the included documents are about John Walker, Arthur Walker's brother, and not about Arthur Walker himself. While I appreciate the insights into John Walker and the Walker Spy Ring, I am looking for documents that directly concern Arthur Walker, who is also deceased. In my original request, I also asked that the FOIA officer conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records. Thank you.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

01/31/2018 11:06 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2018-002359

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

DOJ-AP-2018-002359 has been processed with the following final disposition: Completely Reversed/Remanded

  • Other-20180718113933-Silverman, Jacob, AP-2018-002359, FBI - Remand for search

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

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