Carl Channell

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1349262-000

16-00555-F

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to Carl R. (Spitz) Channell. Proof of death is not required as his death has been widely reported. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/05/09/obituaries/carl-channell-44-fund-raiser-for-conservatives-dies-of-injuries.html

FOIA case law establishes the extent to which agencies MUST search all records system reasonably believed to contain responsive documents, even if it means contacting former employees. Truitt v. Department of State, 897 F.2d 540, 542 (D.C. Cir. 1990) makes it explicitly clear that it is the obligation of the Department to “conduct a search reasonably calculated to uncover all relevant documents.” In addition, the Justice Department’s May 2004 FOIA Guide states that an agency “cannot limit its search to only one record system if there are others that are likely to turn up the information requested.”

Please search all of the following DOJ components:

- Antitrust Division records
- Associate Attorney General records
- Attorney General records
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives records
- Criminal Division records
- Deputy Attorney General records
- Drug Enforcement Administration records
- United States Attorney records
- Federal Bureau of Investigation records*
- Office of the Inspector General records
- Office of the Pardon Attorney records
- Tax Division records
- United States Marshals Service records

*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: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA041716-5.

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

[USMS seal blue294 1in]

U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-0001

April 20, 2016

Michael Best
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25248
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2016USMS30224

Dear Requester:

The United States Marshals Service is in receipt of your Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request for records maintained by this Bureau. We have commenced a search for documents responsive to your request and will contact you when our processing is complete.

Although we are unable to determine at this time the amount of fees to be charged to you, if any, the filing of your request constitutes your agreement to pay all applicable fees that may be charged under 28 C.F.R. § 16.11 or § 16.49, up to $25.00. You will be notified as soon as practicable if the estimated or actual fee for satisfying your request exceeds $25.00.

If you should have any questions, please contact us at (202) 307-9054.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General Counsel/FOIPA Officer
Office of General Counsel

From: Robinson, Nancy (USMS)

[USMS seal blue294 1in]

U.S. Department of Justice
United States Marshals Service

Office of General Counsel

CS-4, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-0001

April 25, 2016

Michael Best
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25248
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request No. 2016USMS30224
Subject of Request: Carl R. Channell

Dear Requester:

This is in response to your request for "records relating to Carl R. (Spitz) Channell."

Pursuant to your request, the USMS conducted a search of the District of Columbia, District Court, but located no records responsive to your request.

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 60 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c ) (2006), & Supp. IV (2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

Sincerely,

William E. Bordley
Associate General
Counsel/FOIPA Officer Office of General Counsel

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=090004d280c433d6)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002671
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/19/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Carl Channell

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=090004d280c43897)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002672
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/19/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Carl Channell

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=090004d280c43fd4)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002676
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/19/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Carl Channell

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

  • 300521291 Best Michael (Acknowledgment Letter - Routed Request - Final

From: Department of Justice

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Justice

A no responsive documents response.

From: OIGFOIA (OIG)

Hello:

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

Thanks.

From: Antitrust Foia Web Mailbox

See Attachment.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

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

From: Fitzgerald, Debbie J. (TAX)

Good afternoon:

Attached, please find the Tax Division's acknowledgement of your Freedom of Information Act request dated April 19, 2016, along with the clarification sheet and form 361 for completion.

Sincerely,
Debbie J. Fitzgerald
Legal Assistant
U.S. Department of Justice
Tax Division, CTS - Eastern

From: US Pardon Attorney (imailagent)

November 30, 2016

Mr. Michael Best

411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request Number: 2016-065

Dear Mr. Best:

This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) request dated April 17, 2016 and received in the Office of
the Pardon Attorney (OPA) on April 19, 2016. Pursuant to the Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552 et seq., you requested
records relating to Mr. Carl R. (Spitz) Channell.

In response to your correspondence, I searched the
official files of this office and determined that we do not have any
documents related to Mr. Channell. As a result, we have no documents
to produce and there has been no fee assessed for the search of our
records.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of
law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of
the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c). This response is limited to those
records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a
standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should
not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not,
exist.

If you are not satisfied with my final response to this request, you
may administratively appeal it by writing to the Director, Office of
Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite
11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may
submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account
on the following web site:
https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home
<https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home> . Your
appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 60 days
of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal
by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked
"Freedom of Information Act Appeal."


Sincerely,


William N. Taylor II


Executive Officer


Office of the Pardon Attorney

From: Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

  • 1349262-0 - WF 56-589 - WF 56-589-Section 02-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - WF 56C-587 - WF 56C-587-Ser 02A-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - WF 56C-587 - WF 56C-587-Ser 05-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - WF 56C-587 - WF 56C-587-Ser 06-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - HQ 56-5958 - HQ 56-5958-Section 01-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - WF 56C-587 - WF 56C-587-Ser 02-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - WF 56C-587 - WF 56C-587-Ser 06A-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - WF 56C-587 - WF 56C-587-Ser 04-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - HQ 211-26 - HQ 211-26-Section 03 Ser 207-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - WF 56C-587 - WF 56C-587-Ser 13-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - WF 56-589 - WF 56-589-Section 01-Imported Media.PDF

  • 1349262-0 - FOIPA Release Letter- 1st Interim - 3402480.pdf

From: Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

EmmaBest
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25248
411 A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Re: FEC Freedom of Information Act Request, No. 2018-04-R

Dear Ms. Best:

This email is in regards to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) dated April 17, 2016. Specifically, you requested: "Records relating to Carl R. (Spitz) Channell."
On June 19, 2018, the FBI referred sixty (60) pages of responsive documents to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for our review and processing as those records originated with the FEC. We have reviewed the records and are releasing them to you without redaction. Therefore, your request as to these records is granted.

You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison, Kate Higginbothom, at (202) 694-1650 for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

If you are not satisfied with the FEC's response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Chief FOIA Officer, Federal Election Commission, 1050 First Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20463, or sending an e-mail to foia@fec.gov<mailto:foia@fec.gov>. Any such appeal should follow the guidelines set forth in the Commission's FOIA regulations at 11 C.F.R. § 4.8. Thank you for contacting the FEC.

Sincerely,

Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester Service Center

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