Craig J. Spence

Joseph Lloyd filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1369614-000, DOJ-AP-2017-004040
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From: Joseph Lloyd

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Craig J. Spence (1941 – November 10, 1989) was a Republican lobbyist who was found dead in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in 1989.

Spence's name came to national prominence in the aftermath of a June 28, 1989 article in the Washington Times identifying Spence as a customer of a homosexual escort service being investigated by the Secret Service, the District of Columbia Police and the United States Attorney's Office for suspected credit card fraud. The newspaper said he spent as much as $20,000 a month on the service. He had also been linked to a White House guard who has said he accepted an expensive watch from Mr. Spence and allowed him and friends to take late-night White House tours.

Spence entered a downward spiral in the wake of the Washington Times exposé, increasingly involving himself with call boys and crack, and culminating in his July 31, 1989 arrest at the Barbizon Hotel on East 63rd St in Manhattan for criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of cocaine.

Proof of death is not required as his was widely reported at the time:

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/11/12/us/lobbyist-linked-to-sex-case-is-found-dead.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1989/11/13/dc-sex-scandal-figure-taped-farewell-to-friends/1c2fcd73-876f-4394-84c1-50948d41589d/

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,

Joseph Lloyd

From: Joseph Lloyd

In addition 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 with all the names and events I have mentioned.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Joseph Lloyd

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Joseph Lloyd

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Joseph Lloyd

I am appealing the integrity of the search, as the search was not properly performed in the way that I had specified.

I specified 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.

I ask that search be repeated with ALL indices included this time as well as cross referencing with all field offices and resident agencies too.

Respectfully the bureau stated in it's previous correspondence (March 23rd 2017) that only a search of the Central Records System (CRS) had been conducted. That alone does not constitute a proper search.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

05/16/2017 04:20 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-004040

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-004040 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.

  • Lloyd, Joseph, AP-2017-004040, FBI - Affirm Search No Records; cross-r

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