|Submitted||March 12, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of all releasable documents on, about or concerning James Connor Mulligan (aka Jim or Jimmy Mulligan; October 09, 1939 - June 02, 1997), Social Security No. 451-56-7468. Death record: http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/153869150/James-C-Mulligan
Please search the FBI personnel files circa 1970s, 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 Mr. Mulligan's highly publicized role as an unindicted co-conspirator during "Operation Snow White" in the 1970s; the world's largest infiltration of government agencies orchestrated by the Church of Scientology that was widely reported. He was a very prominent figure within the church during that time period, served as the personal assistant (aka “Communicator”) to Scientology’s Guardian Mary Sue Hubbard (wife of the organization’s founder) and was the highest level intelligence agent the church had in the United States. Reference: http://bit.ly/1FTh7qA
Moreover, a recently self-published book by a former Scientology Guardian's Office operative who refers to himself as "Scientology's No. 1 spy" resurrects a bizarre conspiracy theory that came out in the aftermath of Operation Snow White. This claim alleges that Mr. Mulligan was an undercover government agent who infiltrated the Church of Scientology's "Dirty Tricks" division at the highest levels and played an active role in setting up the organization to be raided, indicted and persecuted by the FBI and DOJ. As such, the public's understanding of government operations will be greatly served by revealing what, if any, FBI records on Jimmy Mulligan actually exist so that the wild claims of "a government infiltrating a church" this book tries to legitimize can be accurately depicted or debunked. Reference: http://www.arrowsinthedark.com
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, and is not being made 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
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.
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
A no responsive documents response.