Barry Seal

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Justice of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1352433-000, DOJ-AP-2017-004302
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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:

Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal (July 16, 1939 – February 19, 1986) was an American drug smuggler, and aircraft pilot and dealer who flew flights for the Medellín Cartel to and from his airport facility in Mena, Arkansas.

Please search all of the following DOJ components:

Office of the Attorney General
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Associate Attorney General
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Criminal Division
Drug Enforcement Administration
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Federal Bureau of Investigation*
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
INTERPOL-United States National Central Bureau
National Security Division
Office of Information Policy
Office of the Inspector General
United States Marshals Service
United States Parole Commission

*Please 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 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: Michael Best

Addendum:

Proof of death is not required, as his death has been widely and extensively reported.

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA041516-4.

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From: Info FCSC (JMD)

Mr. Best,

This is in reply to your email dated April 11, 2016, stating a request under the Freedom of Information Act for “[r]ecords [relating to] Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal.”

Please be advised that a thorough search of the Commission's records has been conducted; however, no documents responsive to your request were located.
Regards,

Jeremy R. LaFrancois
Chief Administrative Counsel
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
US Department of Justice
600 E Street, N.W., Suite 6002
Washington, D.C. 20579
Phone (202) 616-6975
Fax (202) 616-6993

From:

Please see attached.

From: Department of Justice

A no responsive documents response.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c4246e)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002648
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/18/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Barry Seal

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c4261c)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002649
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/18/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Barry Seal

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c42622)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002650
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/18/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Barry Seal

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d280c42488)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002651
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/18/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Barry Seal

From: Gleaves, Lani (NSD)

Michael Best
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25080
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144

Re: FOIA/PA #16-141

Dear Mr. Best:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated April 15, 2016, to the Mail Referral Unit (MRUFOIA) requesting "Information pertaining to Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal (July 16, 1939 - February 19, 1986) who was an American drug smuggler, and aircraft pilot and dealer who flew flights for the Medellín Cartel to and from his airport facility in Mena, Arkansas." Your Freedom of Information Act request was received in the FOIA office on April 19, 2016.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

If you have any questions concerning your request, feel free to contact me on (202) 233-0754. Your continued patience is appreciated. Please continue to use the file number indicated above in all future correspondence with this office.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: CRM FOIA

Please see the attached, which is this Office's final response to your request. If you have any questions,
please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at 202-616-0307 for further assistance.

Thank you,

FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

  • 300521080 Best Michael (Acknowledgment Letter - Routed Request - Final

From: Department of Justice

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: OIGFOIA (OIG)

Hello:

Attached is the OIG’s response to your FOIA request.

Thanks.

From: Interpol-USNCB FOIA

Good Afternoon,

The attached document is in response to your FOIA request.

Sincerely,

INTERPOL Washington FOIA Service Center

(202)-616-0201

U.S. Department of Justice

Washington, D.C. 20530

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Justice

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Justice

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

Attached is this Office's response to the above-referenced request.

From: Department of Justice

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

From: Department of Justice

A no responsive documents response.

From: Department of Justice

A no responsive documents response.

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Justice

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the Bureau's decision to charge fees. As a member of the press and since the Bureau failed to respond in time, they are not permitted to charge me duplication costs for records less than 5,000 pages total.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

05/25/2017 04:33 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-004302

From:

Request number 2016-03975

From:

Request number 2016-03975
Attached is the determination letter. Please let us know if you have not received the documents in a separate email,
Ms. Forster

  • Determination Letter w- Exemption Explanations in Letter's Body

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-004302 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- Fee-related reason.

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