Carlos Fuentes FBI file

Inkoo Kang filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1203720-000
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Completed

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From: Inkoo Kang

To Whom It May Concern:

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

FBI file on Mexican author Carlos Fuentes.

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.

Sincerely,

Inkoo Kang

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Inkoo Kang,

Before the FBI can process your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request you must provide the following information highlighted with an “X” Mark.

_____The Legal Administrative Specialist (LAS) who is processing your request has asked for the following clarification:

_____A current and complete mailing address is required as the FBI does not send releases and/or correspondence by electronic means.

__X___Proof of death is required such as: (death certificate, obituary, written media, recognized source that can be documented, Who’s Who in America, FBI file that indicates subject is deceased, or the Social Security Death Index Page). Proof of death is not required if date of birth is 100 years ago or greater.

___X__A website link in itself does not satisfy the proof of death requirement (requester’s must provide actual documentation which includes the source)

_____The FBI does not accept digitally signed signatures. The signature must be original and legible. A scanned version is acceptable. Please submit either as a Word Document or PDF.

_____The U. S. Department of Justice DOJ-361 Form (Certification of Identity) requires an original and legible signature

_____Other information as stated:

Please complete and submit the required information in order for the FBI to process your request.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at www.fbi.gov or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you

From: Inkoo Kang

Hello,

I am writing to follow-up on a FOIA request for the FBI file on Mexican author Carlos Fuentes. Fuentes' death earlier this year was widely reported.

Here is a link to his New York Times obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/books/carlos-fuentes-mexican-novelist-dies-at-83.html?pagewanted=all

I look forward to receiving the FBI file on Fuentes in a timely manner. Please contact me if further clarification is necessary to fulfill the FOIA request.

Thank you,

Inkoo Kang

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Inkoo Kang,

Due to the voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis requests are processed in order that they are received. The request is waiting to be opened. When opened, it will be assigned a FOIPA request number and correspondence will be mailed to you at that time.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Inkoo Kang,

Due to the voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis requests are processed in order that they are received. The request is waiting to be opened. When opened, it will be assigned a FOIPA request number and correspondence will be mailed to you at that time.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Inkoo Kang,

Your request was received on 12-3-2012 and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1203720-000. The request is presently in Initial Processing, where the assigned analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. If appropriate, correspondence regarding the request will be forthcoming.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Inkoo Kang,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

The request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

Additional information regarding the FOI/PA is available at http://www.fbi.gov/. If you require further assistance please contact me.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Inkoo Kang,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

The request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

Additional information regarding the FOI/PA is available at http://www.fbi.gov/. If you require further assistance please contact me.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Inkoo Kang,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

The request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

Additional information regarding the FOI/PA is available at http://www.fbi.gov/. If you require further assistance please contact me.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Inkoo Kang,

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.

CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on May 15, 2013 7:01 am
Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA: [Enter FOIPA Request Number Here] and click [Submit]

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA - 1234567-000

Case Type - FOIPA

Process Description (will display the current progress of request)

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into FDPS in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 27, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Inkoo Kang,

Please check the Status of Your FOI/PA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov (Freedom of information Act link), http://www.fbi.gov/foia or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps and follow the instructions below.

CHECK STATUS OF YOUR FOI/PA REQUEST

Find status of FOIPA−Last updated on June 13, 2013. Please enter the whole FOI/PA number- Example: 1234567-000

FOIPA: [Enter FOIPA Request Number Here] and click [Submit]

Results will show the Request Number, Case Type and Process Description shown below:

FOIPA - 1234567-000

Case Type - FOIPA

Process Description (will display the current progress of request)

NOTE: Recent requests are entered into FDPS in the order that they are received. Before you can check the status online, you must have received correspondence assigning a FOIPA request number and the information transferred to the online status database. Status information is updated weekly. At this time, closed requests are not available.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Requesters;

Please be advised that the FBI's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) release regarding (Carlos Fuentes) is now available on the FBI's Electronic Reading Room (The Vault) at: http://vault.fbi.gov/ or http://vault.fbi.gov/recently-added (recently added files to The Vault). The Vault can also be accessed at: http://www.fbi.gov/ under the (Freedom of Information Act) link or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ (FBI Records: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act) website.

Appeals should be directed in writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), U. S. Department of Justice, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 11050, Washington, D. C. 20530-001. Your appeal must be received by OIP within sixty (60) days from the date of this notice in order to be considered timely. The envelope and the letter should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Appeal." Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned to your request so that it may be identified easily.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

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