|Submitted||Nov. 7, 2013|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All records mentioning Ben Haden (October 18, 1925 – October 24, 2013). As a notable person (an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, internationally known through the religious broadcast, Changed Lives, background in the CIA and as CEO for a daily newspaper, and the speaker on the Radio Bible Study Hour), this death is well known common knowledge widely publicized in mainstream media, thus proof of death is not required.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 7, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
Dear Mr. Smathers,
Requests are processed in the order that they are received. The request is waiting to be opened, at which time it will be assigned a FOIPA request number and correspondence will be mailed to you. Upon receipt of the correspondence, you will be able to check the status of your request online at http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.
Please remember that the FBI receives a voluminous amount of requests on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.
Please contact me if you require further assistance.
David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
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
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
A no responsive documents response.