Charles J. Hynes

T. McElwee filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

1427787-000

Due March 11, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: T. McElwee


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records relating to or mentioning Charles J. Hynes, also known as Charlie Joe Hynes, (born 1935), former District Attorney of Kings County (Brooklyn), New York . Hynes has been reported deceased Deerfield Beach, FL; see attached PDF of NY Times obituary.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the ELSUR Records System, 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 for all relevant names, individuals, agencies and companies.

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Bureau has no other copies of said 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,

T. McElwee

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From: T. McElwee


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $145.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good morning Mr. McElwee,

We're contacting you about the FOIA request you made for records concerning Charles J. Hynes. As you probably recall, the FBI located approximately 4561 pages that are potentially responsive to your request. Your request is currently in the complex request large processing track. We are contacting you to see if you might be willing to reduce the scope of your request to place it in a smaller, potentially faster processing track.

Requests are processed in the order in which they are received through our multi-track processing system, and the FBI receives a voluminous amount of requests on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. Requests are divided into two primary tracks--simple (under 50 pages of potentially responsive documents) and complex (over 50 pages of potentially responsive documents). Complex requests are further divided into medium (51-950 pages), large (951-8000 pages), and extra-large (over 8000 pages) sub-tracks based upon request size.

Simple track requests typically require the least amount of time to process. The more potentially responsive pages a request has, the more complex it becomes, greatly increasing the time required for processing. Generally, the larger the file, the longer it takes to process. Given our current workload and staffing levels, it may yet be a long time before you begin to receive material from this request.

Simple track requests (up to 50 pages) currently average approximately 6 months to complete.
Medium track requests (51-950 pages) currently average approximately 26 months to complete.
Large track requests (951-8000 pages) currently average 56 months to complete.
Extra-large requests (over 8000 pages) currently average 77 months to complete.

Reducing the scope of your request may accelerate the processing and allow for a more timely receipt of the information you seek, as it could potentially place your request into a smaller, faster processing track. This may also reduce duplication costs, if applicable. Would you be willing to consider reducing the scope of your request? If so, we would be happy to help you to decide the best approach to take. We could potentially narrow your request by date, or if you are looking for something specific, we could approach the scope reduction process in that way.

Please let us know if you would like to reduce the scope of your request. We can be reached by email at fbi.foipa.negotiation@fbi.gov, or by phone at 540-868-1695, Monday - Friday.

FBI FOIA Negotiation Team
Information Management Division
fbi.foipa.negotiation@fbi.gov
540-868-1695

From: T. McElwee

To whom it may concern at FBI FOIA Negotiation Team:

This is a response to your notice of the classification of my request (#1427787 , re: Charles J. Hynes) on the "Large track request" and your request to narrow scope. To clarify, all records are of potential interest to my request, though I share your concern for speedy completion.

I would propose a compromise solution, which is to split this request's fulfillment into a few batches each with its own narrowed scope, using chronological date of record (if possible). The fulfillment should be done in the reverse chronological order, in the intervals indicated below:

Request #1 scope: records dated from January 1, 2001 to date of initial request 2019
Request #2 scope: records dated from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2000
Request #3 scope: records dated before December 31, 1989.

Having paid for the full amount of records, I must raise the concern about possible additional charges. It is my impression that my previous payment of $145 pays for the identified number of pages; I would like to make sure that this remains the case as the request is modified.

Many thanks,
TM

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good afternoon Mr. McElwee,

Thank you for your email. All of the potentially responsive pages are dated between 2006-2014. If you were to limit your request to no more than 950 pages, that would take the request out of the large track. You would be welcome to request additional material once you receive a release. We could look at a date range within 2006-2014 if you would like.

Might you be willing to proceed with a narrowed date range and no more than 950 pages? If not, we are happy to leave the request intact. Please let us know your preference.

Best regards,

FBI FOIA Negotiation Team
Information Management Division
fbi.foipa.negotiation@fbi.gov<mailto:fbi.foipa.negotiation@fbi.gov>
540-868-1695

From: T. McElwee

To whom it may concern:

Thank you very much for prompt reply to my request (#1427787-000, "Charles Hynes")

If there is any index, list, or readout of responsive files (that has subject lines, tags, or other identifying metadata) that could be arranged in chronological order, this would be of immediate and valuable help.

I will accept the 950 page restriction (including the index pages), so long as these are the first pages chronologically arranged (e.g., 2006 until whatever date the 950th page falls upon).

Upon receipt of these materials, I will make subsequent requests based on the index.

Thank you,
TM

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good morning Mr. McElwee,

Unfortunately, there isn't an index available. As mentioned earlier, there are two files and their dates range from 2006-2014. We will pull the first 950 pages by date for you and process those. You are welcome to request additional material once a release is made. Also, we process at the document level, so if we get to page 950 and are in the middle of a document, we would end the page count with the last page of the preceding document, so the page count may be slightly lower, but we do get as close to 950 as possible. The page count will be in the letter that you receive from us confirming the negotiation. If we're under by more than a few pages, we will give you a heads up by email prior to the letter. Again, we do our best to get as close to 950 as possible.

We appreciate your continued patience as we work diligently to process your request, and thank you again for your willingness to reduce the scope of your request.

Best regards,

FBI FOIA Negotiation Team
Information Management Division
fbi.foipa.negotiation@fbi.gov<mailto:fbi.foipa.negotiation@fbi.gov>
540-868-1695

From: T. McElwee

RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #1427787-000 (Charles J. Hynes)

To whom it may concern:

Thank you for this reply. Seeing no other option, I consent to receive the first 950 pages of responsive documents.

Upon receipt and review, I will generate additional FOIL requests.

-TM

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