FBI records on Charlie Daniels

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

1470446-000

1470446-000, RF-184

1470446-000

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Completed

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From: CJ Ciaramella


To Whom It May Concern:

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

- All files, including cross-referenced documents and ELSUR records, regarding American country musician Charles Edward Daniels, AKA Charlie Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020). Proof of death is not required, as his death has been widely reported: https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2020/07/06/charlie-daniels-country-music-dies/5384087002/

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.

Sincerely,

CJ Ciaramella

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Muckrock Staff

Hello,

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has suggested that this Freedom of Information Act request be forwarded to your office for processing. The FBI has provided file numbers 157-HQ-15741 Serials 25 and 27 for reference. If your office could please confirm that this request has been received and is being processed, we would appreciate it very much.

Thank you so much for your time and help.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear C.J. Ciaramella,

Thank you for submitting your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) via email to
*FOIA@nara.gov* <FOIA@nara.gov>. Your request concerns FBI files.

This office handles FOIA and Privacy Act requests for the National Archives
and Records Administration's *operational *records (records created by this
agency). Your request is for *archival* records (records created by or
originated in a different agency, but that may have been transferred to the
legal custody of NARA) to which access is restricted. Therefore, we have
forwarded it to our *Office of Research Services, Special Access and FOIA*
staff who handle FOIA requests for such archival records.

That office will assign your request a tracking number, and respond
directly to you. In the future, if you need to follow up with that office,
please contact them at the address below, or electronically via email.

The National Archives and Records Administration
Special Access and FOIA Staff (RF)
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740

By phone: 301-837-3190
By fax: 301-837-1864
By email: specialaccess_foia@nara.gov

For your reference, a copy of your request with one attachment is below.
If you have any future requests for FBI files at NARA, you may send your
request directly to the Special Access and FOIA office at their email
address above.

Please visit our website at www.archives.gov/foia for information about
when and how to file a FOIA request with NARA. On our main website,
www.archives.gov, you can learn more about the resources that we offer to
the public, and access our online catalog.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to guidance received from the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal
operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work
while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of
our staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may
experience a delay in receiving a substantive response to your FOIA
request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding and patience.

Thank you for contacting the National Archives.

Sincerely,
Susan Gillett
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, MD 20740-6001
susan.gillett@nara.gov

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear C.J. Ciaramella,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request for records in the
custody of the National Archives and Records Administration. Due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to process FOIA requests according to
our normal procedures. We have assigned your request the temporary tracking
number *RF-184. *When we resume normal operations, we will log requests
into our system in the order they were received. At that time, we will
provide you with a new FOIA tracking number and a more substantive
response. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding and patience.

Sincerely,

Brigitte Flynn
Government Information Specialist
Special Access and FOIA Program (RF)
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500
College Park, MD 20740-6001
brigitte.flynn@nara.gov
https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear C.J. Ciaramella:

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request
of August 11, 2020, for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request was received in this office on August
11, 2020, and assigned FOIA tracking number 64342, interim tracking number
RF-184.

You requested access to FBI case file 157-HQ-15741 Serials 25 and 27 on
Charles Edward Daniels, AKA Charlie Daniels. My initial assessment is that
Confrontation between People’s Party II and Houston Police is the subject
of the serials, created in December 1970.

As reviewed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, there are no
restrictions on these serials. As these serials contain a small number of
pages, I have attached a complimentary copy to this correspondence.

This concludes the processing of your request. If you have questions
concerning my review, please contact me directly.

If you are not satisfied with my action on this request, you have the right
to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the
date of this letter. Appeals must be in writing and may be delivered by
regular U.S. mail or by email. By filing an appeal, you preserve your
rights under the Freedom of Information Act and present the deciding agency
with an opportunity to review your request and reconsider its decision. If
you submit your appeal by regular mail, it should be addressed to the
Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records
Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 4200, College Park, Maryland
20740-6001. Both the letter and envelope should be clearly marked “FOIA
Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by email, please send it to foia@nara.gov,
addressed to the Deputy Archivist, with the words “FOIA Appeal” in the
subject line. If you exercise your right to appeal, please explain why you
believe this response does not meet the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act. All communications concerning this request should
reference your FOIA tracking number.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss my response and attempt to
resolve your dispute without initiating the appeals process, you may
contact our FOIA Public Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190

FOIA Public Liaison: Michael Marquis

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

301-837-3190

If you are unable to resolve your dispute through our Public Liaison, the
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is the federal FOIA
ombudsman. OGIS offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between
FOIA requesters and federal agencies. You may contact OGIS at the following
mailing address:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2510

College Park, MD 20740-6001

ogis@nara.gov

202-741-5770

1-877-684-6448 (toll-free)

Sincerely,

Stephanie Coon
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA Program (RF)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

stephanie.coon@nara.gov

301-837-1604

https://www.archives.gov/research/foia

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