Bernard Barker

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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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:

Bernard Leon Barker (March 17, 1917 – June 5, 2009) who was a Watergate burglar. He had a long career as an undercover operative. His death has been widely reported. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jun/08/bernard-barker-obituary

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 at FBI Headquarters, all field offices and all resident agencies. If some records may be released immediately while others require a review, I request a two-tiered release.

I am making this request as a member of the news media, and request classification as such. I have previously written on intelligence agencies such as CIA and FBI. http://andmagazine.com/us/1431865273.html

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 us at foipaquestions@ic.fbi.gov.

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

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An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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

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A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search. I specifically requested 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 previously processed files do not satisfy these criteria.

Thank you.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

07/06/2016 03:27 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-003983

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-003983 has been processed with the following final disposition: Completely reversed/remanded.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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

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An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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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: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear Ms. Best,

This request is closed in our system. By letter dated April 17, 2017, the FBI mailed you a cost letter advising that since the estimated fees will exceed $250.00, an advanced payment in the amount of $1350.000 will be required prior to moving the request forward. To date, the FBI has not received a cost response and/or payment.

Respectfully,

Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
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