Bank of Credit and Commerce International (B.C.C.I.)

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOJ-AP-2016- 003050; DOJ-AP-2016-002148 ; 1342697-000
Status
Rejected

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (B.C.C.I.), an international bank founded in 1972 by Agha Hasan Abedi. The bank was involved in massive money laundering and other financial crimes, and illegally gained the controlling interest in a major American bank. The bank is also known for its connections to foreign intelligence communities as well as CIA, as described by http://fas.org/irp/congress/1992_rpt/bcci/11intel.htm .

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,

Michael Best

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

Dear Mr. Best,

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 the Public Information Officer.

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
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Michael Best

The information requested was provided in my original request. The name of the organization is the (Bank of Credit and Commerce International* (B.C.C.I.). It is an *international* bank founded in *1972* by Agha Hasan Abedi which ceased operations in 1991 although litigation and investigations into the bank continued beyond that date. The bank was involved in massive money laundering and other financial crimes, and illegally gained the controlling interest in a major American bank. I even provided a link to the Congressional report on the subject.

Further, as acknowledged in the message sent from the Bureau on January 19th in response to this FOIA request, the request was NOT considered too broad and a search was being performed.

From: Michael Best

I would like to appeal the decision to reject my request for being "too broad" and not properly described.

The information requested was provided in my original request. The name of the organization is the (Bank of Credit and Commerce International* (B.C.C.I.). It is an *international* bank founded in *1972* by Agha Hasan Abedi which ceased operations in 1991 although litigation and investigations into the bank continued beyond that date. The bank was involved in massive money laundering and other financial crimes, and illegally gained the controlling interest in a major American bank. I even provided a link to the Congressional report on the subject.

Further, as acknowledged in the message sent from the Bureau on January 19th in response to this FOIA request, the request was NOT considered too broad and a search was being performed.

From: OIP-NoReply

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored. To ensure a prompt reply, please direct any inquiries to the contact information listed in the correspondence provided to you. Thank you.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

05/17/2016 03:58 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-003050

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-002148 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Records not reasonably described.

  • Best. Michael, AP-2016-002148 + AP-2016-003050, FBI, unreasonably desc

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