FAA Records - Jeffrey Epstein

T. McElwee filed this request with the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States of America.
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From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records submitted by or concerning Jeffrey Edward Epstein, an owner of private aircraft. Epstein's date of birth was January 20, 1953 . The first 5 digits of his Social Security Number were 090-44.

Include all records related to at least two aircraft known to be connected to Epstein: N908JE (registered to JEGE INC) ; N909JE (registration unknown); and N212JE (registered to JEGE LLC and PLAN D LLC). Include all inquiries to the FAA and answers from the FAA for information requests on Epstein or the listed aircraft from a U.S. Cabinet Department (e.g., Department of Justice), federal agency (e.g., Federal Bureau of Investigation), or from a state or local law enforcement agency (e.g., NYPD).

Please conduct a search of all systems of records for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, agencies and companies. FAA systems of records of interest include (but are not limited to): DOT/FAA 801 – Aircraft Registration Records; DOT/FAA 813 - Civil Aviation Security System; DOT/FAA 815 - Investigative Record System; DOT/FAA 845 - Administrators Correspondence Control and Hotline Information System, ACCIS, Administrator’s Hotline Information System, AHIS, and Consumer Hotline Information System, CHIS; and DOT/FAA 847 - Aviation Records on Individuals.

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that FAA has no other copies of said records.

EPSTEIN is widely reported to have died 8/10/2019 in New York City (see attached article from the NY Times). Records concerning Epstein as a subject should thus be assumed free from FOIA Exemption 6, 7(C) and the Privacy Act.

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.


T. McElwee

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From: Federal Aviation Administration

Dear Requester,

We have reviewed your request and in order to process we need to obtain some additional information from you. In order to be able to conduct an adequate search for records, we require that you provide a time frame for the records you are seeking.

If we do not get a response by COB Tuesday October 22, 2019, we will consider this FOIA Closed/Cancelled without any further action on our part.


From: T. McElwee

To whom it may concern at FAA FOIA Office,

Thank you for asking. I request a search of records of a 25 years span, starting July 8, 1994 and ending July 8, 2019.

- TM

From: Federal Aviation Administration

Dear Requester,

We will need your first name in order to be able to process this request.

Additionally, please provide a non-zero ($) amount you are willing to pay for the processing of this request.


From: T. McElwee


First name, Thomas.

I request a fee threshold of $25; if fees are above that mark, please let me know and I will begin a fundraising campaign.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

Dear Mr. McElwee,

Your request has been processed and assigned within the FAA. The attached letter contains contact information for the organization responding to your request should you want to check the status.



From: Federal Aviation Administration

Greetings, Mr. McElwee,

The FAA is currently at the final processing steps however, additional time is being requested to finalize your FOIA package. Are you agreeable to receive your records from the agency on December 10th?

Thanks and Regards,
Dominica Harris
FOIA Coordinator
System Operations Services

From: T. McElwee

Go ahead, please.

From: Federal Aviation Administration


The subject FOIA request requires FAA to consult with other Federal agencies whose information is a part of FAA's responsive records. We will work to effect the consultation as soon as possible, and will keep you apprised of our estimated response window.
Kurt Owermohle
Chief of Staff
Office of Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH)
FAA Washington HQ
(O) 202-267-7775
(C) 202-841-7264

From: Federal Aviation Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Aviation Administration

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