FBI records, Alfonso Giordano (1928 - 2021)

T. McElwee filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All Bureau records mentioning, concerning, addressed to, or authored by the late Italian jurist Alfonso Giordano (December 22, 1928 - July 12, 2021). Giordano is best known for presiding over the first Maxi Trial against Sicilian Cosa Nostra.

Giordano's death was widely reported (see attachments for publication in Italian with machine translation). Records concerning Giordano have diminished privacy interests under FOIA Exemption 6, 7(C) as well as the Privacy Act. Records should be released in the public interest in international cooperation against organized crime and drug trafficking.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System and FBI Data Warehouse System. The responsive matter likeliest to be found are communications with Organized Crime/Drug Operations Section as well as the Legal Attaché in Rome.

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Bureau has no other copies of said records.

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.


T. McElwee

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.