Ernest Withers (FBI)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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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, mentioning, or concerning Ernest Withers (August 7, 1922 – October 15, 2007). Please note that the FBI is already aware of his death and the FBI has been ordered by the courts to release this file, as the FBI has previously confirmed that Ernest Withers was a Confidential Informant for your agency. In light of this, please provide the files on Ernest Withers.

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: "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov>

Dear Mr. Smathers,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOI/PA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Upon receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and by clicking on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the (Records Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
Front Office
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Direct: (540) 868-4286
PIO Number: (540) 868-4593
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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 Feb. 1, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov>

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Your request was received on 2-6-2012 and assigned FOI/PA request number #1181766-000. The request is presently in the Work Process Unit (WPU) or a Single Station Team (SST), where an analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. Correspondence will be forthcoming.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

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 Feb. 1, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov>

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Your request was received on 2-6-2012 and assigned FOI/PA request number #1181766-000. The request is presently in the Work Process Unit (WPU) or a Single Station Team (SST), where an analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. Correspondence will be forthcoming.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

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 Feb. 1, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Your request was received on 2-6-12 and assigned FOIPA Request Number #1181766-000. The request is presently in the Work Process Unit (WPU) or a Single Station Team (SST), where the assigned analyst is searching for, retrieving and reviewing potentially responsive records. Correspondence regarding the request will be forthcoming.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

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 Feb. 1, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

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 Feb. 1, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

The subject matter is presently in litigation.

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 Feb. 1, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

The subject matter is presently in litigation.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

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 Feb. 1, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

The assigned analyst advised that a release of records will be forthcoming.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

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 Feb. 1, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Smathers,

The subject matter is presently in litigation.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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