FBI files on Michael Hastings

Phil Mocek filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1218282-000
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From: Phil Mocek

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of any FBI files on Michael Mahon Hastings (January 28, 1980 – June 18, 2013), an American journalist, writer, and reporter. His death has been widely reported.

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,

Phil Mocek

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Hastings,

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.

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 June 19, 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 #1218282-000.

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 June 19, 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 #1218282-000.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Mocek,

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the status of your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. A review of your request has determined the following.

The request is presently assigned to a Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Upon completion, the records are forwarded to a supervisor for review. If approved, a release will be forthcoming. However, the supervisor may send the records back for further review which may delay the release.

You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated weekly.

If you require further assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

From: Phil Mocek

RE: My public records request of June 19, 2013 (your identifier: 1218282-000)

Dear Sir or Madam:

Please provide your estimated date of completion of my request.

As you probably know, the OPEN Government Act of 2007 imposed several requirements on agencies in connection with their monitoring or tracking of outstanding FOIA requests. In particular, under the Act, agencies must provide, upon request, "an estimated date on which the agency will complete action on the request." 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(7)(B)(ii)

Thank you for your continued assistance.

Cordially,
Phil Mocek

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Mocek,

Requests for Estimated Dates of Completion are calculated by the assigned analyst. Your inquiry has been forwarded to the analyst for review and a response will be forthcoming.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Requesters;

Please be advised that the FBI's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) release regarding MICHAEL HASTINGS is now available on the FBI's Electronic Reading Room (The Vault) at: http://vault.fbi.gov/ or http://vault.fbi.gov/recently-added (recently added files to The Vault). The Vault can also be accessed at: http://www.fbi.gov/ under the (Freedom of Information Act) link or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ (FBI Records: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act) website.

Appeals should be directed in writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), U. S. Department of Justice, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 11050, Washington, D. C. 20530-001. Your appeal must be received by OIP within sixty (60) days from the date of this notice in order to be considered timely. The envelope and the letter should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Appeal." Please cite the FOIPA Request Number assigned to your request so that it may be identified easily.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

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