FBI records, Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa

T. McElwee filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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Due Dec. 5, 2019
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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 records mentioning or concerning Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, a pair of NYPD detectives prosecuted as hitmen for hire by La Cosa Nostra. Both Eppolito and Caracappa are widely reported as deceased (please see attachment); as such, privacy concerns under FOIA Exemptions 6 and 7 are voided, as are any concerns under the Privacy Act.

To assist in identifying records, the following is known of Eppolito:

First 5 Digits of SSN: 129-36
BOP Registration Number: 04596-748
Date of Birth: 7/22/48
Date of Death: 11/03/2019

To assist in identifying records, the following is known of Caracappa:

First 5 Digits of SSN: 115-32
BOP Register Number: 04597-748
Date of Birth: 11/12/41
Date of Death: 04/08/2017

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System and FBI Data Warehouse System, including but not limited to the ELSUR Records System, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, Counterdrug Information Indices System (CIIS), for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, individuals, agencies and companies.

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

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There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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