FBI file of Wahoo McDaniel
|Submitted||July 20, 2016|
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From: David Bixenspan
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I should be categorized as a media requester. This request is part of my reporting process, and I will use the materials in my coverage (for various outlets including VICE, Wrestling Observer, Fighting Spirit Magazine, and Death & Taxes) of news in the public interest. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the FBI file on professional wrestler and football player Edward McDaniel, best known as Wahoo McDaniel. Proof of death to address privacy concerns and minimize redactions:
June 19, 1938 – April 18, 2002
New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/25/sports/wahoo-mcdaniel-63-a-wrestler-and-a-folk-hero-for-fans-of-the-early-jets.html
Orlando Sentinel: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2002-04-20/sports/0204200416_1_wahoo-mcdaniel-men-tennis-semifinals
Los Angeles Times: http://articles.latimes.com/2002/apr/20/local/me-wahoo20
Midland Reporter-Telegram: http://www.mrt.com/sports/article_31a978ee-6cbc-5c56-965a-8c73f2a35089.html
Charleston Post and Courier (archived by author): http://www.mikemooneyham.com/2002/04/20/mat-legend-wahoo-mcdaniel-dies/
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1683&dat=20020419&id=S7IaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lj8EAAAAIBAJ&pg=5577,7312312&hl=en
Please provide all of the following:
* Main file records.
* Cross-reference records.
* The products of an ELSUR search.
* All records of past requests and denials for records pertaining to this case file.
For anything not produced, please send a proper Vaughn Index.
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.
From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)
Dear Mr. Bixenspan,
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 https://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, by clicking on the SERVICES link at the top of the homepage and then click on the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy picture, or the direct link is: https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foia, or by accessing the U. S. Department of Justice at https://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
From: Federal Bureau of Investigation
A no responsive documents response.
From: David Bixenspan
Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.