Congressman Caputo Break-in and Tampering

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Emma 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 an investigation into an alleged break in of Congressman Bruce F. Caputo's property and the apparent tampering with of documents. FBI's involvement in this is disclosed in FOIA release 1350715-000 62-HQ-97308- Section 7. As the FBI has previously disclosed this, and it relates solely to Congressman Caputo's duties and work as a Congressman rather than his personal life, there is no personal interest in privacy that is not easily segregable.

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.


Emma Best

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Emma Best

I am appealing the integrity o the Bureau's search, as no separate search was performed. The FOIA request they refer to was a preprocessed release, per the Bureau's letter, and involved no search or review of whether redactions should stand. Further, the FOIA request they refer to would not cover the entirety of the file. Therefore, the Bureau's denial of the request is improper on several fronts.