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Conor Skelding filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1244113-000
Est. Completion None
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From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Copies of any and al files the FBI holds regarding the late author, David Foster Wallace (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Foster_Wallace). I would like to specify that the FBI should search all field offices as well as HQ for these records; to search the older, manual indices as well as the automated indices; and finally to include cross-references, as well.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. 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,

Conor Skelding

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Skelding,

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/ 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/Legal Admin. Specialist
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

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 9, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1244113-0.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Skelding,

Please check the Status of Your FOIPA Request at: http://www.fbi.gov and access the (Freedom of Information Act) link at the bottom of the page, or http://www.fbi.gov/foia, or http://vault.fbi.gov/fdps-1/@@search-fdps, and follow the instructions below.
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Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
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.

From: Conor Skelding

To Mr. Hardy:

Thank you for responding to my FOIA request regarding David Foster Wallace. You write that you were "unable to identify main file records responsive to the FOIA."

I request that you now search for “cross-reference” records, as well as conduct an “ELSUR” (Electronic Surveillance) search.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Skelding,

Cross References:

Based on the information you provided, we conducted a search of the Central Records System and the Electronic Surveillance (ESLUR) indices. We were unable to identify main file records responsive to the FOIA. If you have additional information pertaining to the subject that you believe was of investigative interest to the Bureau, please provide us the details and we will conduct an additional search.

To make a request for cross-references—defined as a mention of a subject in the main file of another person, place, or event—you need to provide information in your request that is sufficient to enable the FBI to ensure with certainty that the cross-references are identifiable to the subject of your request. This information may include the following:

• The specific circumstances in which the subject of your request had contact with the FBI;
• The date(s) of such contact;
• The location(s) of such contact;
• The full name (first, middle, and last name) as well as any prior names or aliases used by the subject of your request;
• Social Security number, date of birth, place of birth, and home address of the subject of your request;
• Names of associates of the subject of your request the mention of whom might aid in the identification of responsive records; and
• Other references of the subject of your request in media, such as books, articles, websites, etc.

Please note that the FBI may not be able to identify responsive cross-references despite the additional information you provide.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/Legal Admin. Specialist
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.

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