Files on Special Agent Theodore L. Gunderson

Rande Ross filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Case files on, generated by, or involving former FBI Special Agent in Charge Theodore L. Gunderson generated between 1960 and 2011.

Gunderson died July 31, 2011. A news article regarding his death will be sent as a follow up.

Please include case summaries of his work investigating Marilyn Monroe's death, the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the Jeffrey MacDonald murder investigation and trial, and satanic cults.

I also seek records, files, notes, emails, meeting minutes, calendars, photographs, personnel assignment records, telephone recordings and transcripts regarding surveillance of subject instituted by the FBI following his retirement when he returned to private citizen status.

I also request his filed complaints of surveillance, harassment, and attempted murder upon his life by any named or unnamed alleged perpetrators.

Information sought includes records of his complaints of attempted murder and electronic harassment.

Information sought includes all responses made to subject pertaining to his complaints and requests for assistance.

Information sought includes records of FBI information obtained through the monitoring and copying of his computer activities and data.

Information sought includes files, memos and transcripts of his association with government protocols and projects known as COINTELPRO, MKULTRA, MKCHAOS, ARTICHOKE, as a participant and/or as a subject/target.

Information sought includes all documentation of the Agents he reported to and those who worked under his charge during his tenure as Senior Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles, CA jurisdiction.

Information sought includes all complaints filed against him by any member of a government agency or court system.
Information sought includes records of his activities of his meeting with members of Congress during the years of 2001-2009 including his efforts to initiate law enforcement abuse reform and curtail the surveillance powers of the FBI, CIA, and NSA.

I 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, 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.


Michael Morisy

From: Michael Morisy

Attached is the follow up information to assist in processing this request.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Morisy,

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.

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To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 27, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Morisy,