FBI Files on Health Organizations Targeted by Scientology Guardian's Office (1960-1990)

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1321064-000
Status
Rejected

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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 from the central records and cross-reference indices that are on, about, referencing, or concerning any of the organizations listed below that also mentions "Scientology" or "Scientologist". Please limit the search for responsive documents to the time period from January 1, 1960 through December 31, 1990.

American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Coordinating Conference on Health Information
Easter Seals Society (aka Easter Seals, Inc.)
National Council Against Health Fraud
National Health Federation
National Health Foundation
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest due to the documents that were released by US District Judge Richey during the litigation following the 1977 FBI raid on Church of Scientology offices (Eg.: http://www.suppressiveperson.org/sp/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/1B-39.pdf ). This publicly released documentation from USA v. Hubbard et al, in addition to a recent FOIA release of FDA investigative files I received (Reference No. 2015-158), has revealed a global Scientology plot where the US-based organizations listed above were targeted for infiltration, exploitation and/or disinformation campaigns that was widely reported: http://www.xenu-directory.net/news/images/thecompiler-1979-30.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: McGuinn, Lauren S.

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.

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Thank you,

Lauren McGuinn
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI

An interim response, 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 Jan. 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1321064-000.

Thank you for your help.

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 Jan. 23, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1321064-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

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