|May 12, 2015
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Two years ago, two New York City FBI agents came to my apt regarding out-of-state (Tennessee) "threatening email" I'd sent then several minutes into our conversation let in a third agent without my permission who proceeded to wander around my apt and hover around my phone, modem, etc. as two other agents and I continued to talk in another room. Is this legal? Is it against Standard Operating Procedure or rules and regulations? Is it possible they illegally bugged or tapped me in some way?
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 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.
Dear Mr. Washington,
The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request. If you are seeking records on yourself, you will be required to verify your identity. This verification is required in order to protect your privacy and to ensure that private information about you is not disclosed inappropriately to someone else. Whenever you request information about yourself you will be asked to provide either a notarized statement or a statement signed under penalty of perjury stating that you are the person who you say you are. You may fulfill this requirement by completing and signing the U. S. Department of Justice (Certification of Identity) FORM DOJ-361<http://www.fbi.gov/foia/u.s.-department-of-justice-form-361-certification-of-identity>. Alternatively, you may provide your full name, current address, and date and place of birth and either (1) have your signature on your request letter witnessed by a notary, or (2) include the following statement immediately above the signature on your request letter: "I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on [date]." If you request information about yourself and do not follow one of these procedures, your request cannot be processed.
The FORM DOJ-361<http://www.fbi.gov/foia/u.s.-department-of-justice-form-361-certification-of-identity> is also available at http://www.fbi.gov/ under the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy link, or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Please return the form or letter to one of the following: by mail: FBI, Attn: FOIPA Request, 170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843, by fax: (540) 868-4391/4997 or by e-mail: email@example.com. You may submit an attachment listing additional information that may aid in locating responsive records. Please place your name and contact information on the attachment.
If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.
David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
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
The request has been rejectedby the agency.