FBI File of Judge Ben Krentzman (Victim of Scientology Harassment)

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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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 U.S. Federal Judge Isaac Benjamin Krentzman Jr. (aka Ben Krentzman; March 21, 1914 - March 29, 1998), Social Security Number 263-50-4179. Proof of death is not required since his death was reported: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1291&dat=19980401&id=uckPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OI4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=2914,16659

Please do an all-inclusive search of the central records, cross-reference and ELSUR indices 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 string of controversial civil rights trials he presided over plus the extended campaign of harassment and entrapment the Church of Scientology inflicted on him that was widely reported: http://www.exposescientology.com/temp/JudgeKrantzman_jan-jun-84-1.pdf

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.

Sincerely,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Ms. 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.

Thank you,

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

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