FBI: Cardinal Bernard Francis Law

Tony Webster filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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1392108-000

Due Jan. 22, 2018
Est. Completion None
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From: Tony Webster

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all records referencing, regarding, pertaining to deceased person BERNARD LAW, also known as Bernard Francis Law, also known as Cardinal Bernard Law, also known as Cardinal Law. Please conduct a search of all records, including but not limited to the Central Records and Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) indices, as well as cross-reference documents. Please see the sources below, which confirm Cardinal Law's death.

To assist with your search, and not in any way to limit the scope of the request: Bernard Francis Law was the cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Boston. He resigned in 2002 as part of a sex abuse scandal. Bernard Law was born in Mexico on approximately November 4, 1931.

DECEASED SOURCES: Bernard Law's death has been widely reported. See, e.g. New York Times - Bernard Law, Powerful Cardinal Disgraced by Priest Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/19/obituaries/cardinal-bernard-law-dead.html and Boston Globe - Cardinal Bernard Law, who left Boston in wake of sex abuse scandal, dies at 86 https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2017/12/19/lawbernard/PBOOOaMLW783ylMI1L6pzO/story.html

I am a journalist and I request a fee waiver. The requested documents will be reported on and made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. The subject of the request, and the data responsive to it, are in the public interest. 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,

Tony Webster

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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