Basil Alexander Paterson

Daniel T. filed this request with the Department of Justice, Criminal Division of the United States of America.
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From: Daniel Tasripin

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records concerning the late BASIL ALEXANDER PATERSON (April 27, 1926 – April 16, 2014) of New York. Given the length of Mr. Paterson's career in pbulic office, these records are possibly far ranging. Of particular concern are the following:
+ Files from the DOJ Public Integrity Section (PIN) regarding Mr. Paterson's duties as a public official in state and local government; in the Democratic National Committee; as well as a participant in the judicial nominations process.
+ Files from the Department of Justice Organized Crime and Gang Section (formerly, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section) regarding Mr. Paterson's activities as a labor lawyer.
+ Files from the US Attorney's Offices and FBI Branches in the State of New York (with particular attention to the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York).
+ Correspondence with the US Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards and Office of the Inspector General.

The following biography may guide searches for records:
Mr. Paterson was a lawyer by trade; he was a partner in the firm of Meyer Suozzi (later Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, P.C.,) from 1982 to his passing in 2014.
He was elected president of the Harlem branch of the NAACP in 1964.
He held the elected office of State Senator from 1966-1970.
He was candidate for Lt. Governor of New York State in 1970.
Paterson was president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution from 1972 to 1977.
He served as vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1972.
He served as New York City's Deputy Mayor of Labor Relations and Personnel from 1978-1979.
He was Secretary of State of New York from 1979-1982.
He was a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 1989 -1995; he also served in this same capacity from 2013-2014.

Miscellaneous positions in the legal field Basil Paterson held include the New York City Mayor’s Judiciary Committee; the New York State Governor’s Judicial Screening Panel for the Second Department; Commission on Judicial Nominations; Board of Editors of the New York Law Journal; Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections.

Paterson held teaching positions at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Fordham University School of Education, and Hunter College.

Paterson served on the board of the National Grid Foundation.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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.

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Could you please provide the name of the person that’s making the FOIA request?

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From: Daniel T.

My name is Daniel Tasripin. I would prefer my own name to be redacted from any publicly accessible document on MuckRock.com, thank you.

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Mr. Tasripin,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA111115.

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

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From: Daniel T.

I don't know why they sent this response. Basil A. Paterson is certifiably deceased:

Citations:

NY Times obituary:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/nyregion/basil-a-paterson-harlem-leader-and-father-of-a-governor-dies-at-87.html

Account of funeral from the Amsterdam News:
http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2014/jun/05/basil-patersons-remarkable-life-celebrated-riversi/

From: Department of Justice, Criminal Division

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: CRM FOIA

Please see the attached, which is this Office's acknowledgement of 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

From: Department of Justice, Criminal Division

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: CRM FOIA

Please see the attached, which is this Office's 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

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

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