Elmer Pratt (CIA)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2011-01728
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Appeal

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records on, about, or mentioning Elmer Pratt (AKA: Geronimo Ji Jaga, AKA Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt whom was born September 13, 1947 and died June 2, 2011. His death is well known and publicized en mass, thus proof of death should be well known to the CIA and should not be required.

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,

Jason Smathers

From: Central Intelligence Agency

From: Jason Smathers

Geronimo Ji Jaga was born in Morgan City, Louisiana. He was a US citizen and was living in Tanzania when he died of a heart attack on June 3, 2011.

The obituary was published in the New York Times and is available online here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/04/us/04pratt.html?_r=1

From: Central Intelligence Agency

From: Central Intelligence Agency

From: Jason Smathers

I object to limiting the search to CIA-originated records. Search all records.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 27, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01728.

Thank you for your help.

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 June 27, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01728.

Thank you for your help.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

From: Jason Smathers

I appeal the withholding of all documents. I request all releasable portions of the record be released to me. If any records are not released, I request and expect a Vaughn index for all documents withheld to be provided to me.

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