Bertrand Russell Berns

Joel Selvin filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Joel Selvin

To Whom It May Concern:

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

FBI files of known gangster associate/record industry executive Bertrand Russell Berns (d. 12-30-67).

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, 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.


Joel Selvin



I wanted to follow up on the status of this below request. No acknowledgement letter has yet been received.


From: "Sobonya, David P." <>

Dear Mr. Selvin,

The above FOIA request has been assigned FOIA Request Number #1189455-000 and correspondence mailed to you on 5-8-12.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation