|Submitted||Dec. 20, 2018|
MuckRock users can file, duplicate, track, and share public records requests like this one. Learn more.
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
1) All records on, about, mentioning, or concerning Christopher Cramer (DOB 10/25/1964), an employee of Advanced Defense Systems whose Jan. 15, 2015 death in Saudi Arabia has been widely documented (see attached reports).
I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist with the New Hampshire Union Leader and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purposes.
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.
There are eFOIA files available for you to download.
Please proceed to conduct a search of the Central Record System for any and all files related to Christopher Cramer. I do not consider this request to be closed.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 20, 2018. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response. You had assigned it reference number #1425004-000.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
You have contacted the improper FBI Division regarding the submission and/or status of an Identity History Summary Check. Please contact the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) as stated below for further assistance.
An FBI Identity History Summary Check-often referred to as a criminal history record, a police background clearance, police/good conduct certificate or "rap sheet"-is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissions retained by the FBI in connection with arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. It can also be used to satisfy a requirement to live, work, or travel in a foreign country, for employment or licensing within the U.S., or adopting a child in the U. S. or internationally. It may relate to a denial of a firearms purchase. The process of responding to a Criminal History Summary Check is generally known as a criminal background check.
To obtain a copy, status information or to challenge the FBI Identity History Summary Check please contact the FBI's Criminal Justice Services Division (CJIS), Clarksburg, WV at (304) 625-5590 or 2000, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Requesters may access the application instructions and necessary forms at
When corresponding to CJIS by mail please address your letter to:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Attention: Record Request
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306
NOTE: A Freedom of Information/Privacy Act (FOIPA) request is a separate process than requesting an Identity History Summary Check. The Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS), which maintains this email address, only processes FOIPA requests.
Public Information Officer
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS) FBI-Information Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391
Questions E-mail: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia
Please check the status of your request online at https://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps Status updates are performed on a weekly basis.
Note: This is a non-emergency email address. If this is an emergency, please call 911 directly. If you need to report a tip for immediate action, please contact FBI Tips at http://tips.fbi.gov/ or reach out to your local field office.