FBI File of Clearwater Mayor Gabriel Cazares (Victim of Scientology Harassment)
|Submitted||Jan. 18, 2015|
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From: R. M. Seibert
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All documents on, about, mentioning, or concerning the former mayor of Clearwater, Florida named Gabriel Cazares (aka Gabe Cazares; January 31, 1920 - September 29, 2006), Social Security Number 569-09-2495. Obituary: http://www.sptimes.com/2006/09/29/Tampabay/Former_Clearwater_may.shtml
Please search the cross-reference and ELSUR indices, in addition to the Central Records System, when identifying responsive documents for this request.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest due to the extended campaigns of espionage, harassment and disinformation Mr. Cazares was subjected to by the Church of Scientology, as revealed by the documents released from the 1977 FBI raid, which was widely reported: http://www.sptimes.com/2006/webspecials06/scientology/Scientology_Special_Report.pdf#page=9
Additionally, 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.
Ms. R. M. Seibert
From: Sobonya, David P.
Dear RM Seibert,
The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA 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 FOIPA 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<http://www.fbi.gov>/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.
David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI
A no responsive documents response.