FBI files on J Wallace LaPrade

JPat Brown filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 1384987-000
Est. Completion None
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From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the FBI's files on J. Wallace LaPrade, the former New York chief of the FBI in the 1970s. His obituary is attached.

I am journalist who writes extensively about FBI files - https://www.muckrock.com/project/subjects-matter-fbi-files-10/, which have received national and international attention - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3219376/Undercover-FBI-agents-spy-annual-Burning-Man-festival-light-ongoing-war-terrorism-use-test-new-intelligence-collection-technology.html

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.


JPat Brown

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good afternoon Mr. Brown,

Reference is made to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request # 1384987-000 for FBI records concerning James LePrade. The FBI has located approximately 13,322 pages that are potentially responsive to your request. Once requests go over a certain size, usually in the 50-100 page range, they become increasingly complex, greatly slowing down the time required for processing. Generally the larger the file, the longer it takes to process. Given our current workload and staffing levels, it may be a very long time before you would begin to receive material from this request.

We contact requesters with requests of this size to see if there might be a way to possibly narrow the scope. Is this something you might be willing to consider? If so, please contact us in response to this email or by phone and we can discuss this possibility. We appreciate your patience and hope to hear from you soon.

Negotiation Team
FOIPA Support Unit
Records Management Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good morning Mr. Brown,

I'm following up to the email I sent out last week to you with regards to your FOIA #1384987-000 on James LaPrade. The previous email goes into more detail for our contact with you. If you are interested in narrowing the scope of your request, please contact me either by email or phone.

Thank you for your time and attention to this inquiry.