Foia Request FBI Records on Norman Tweed Whitaker

James Katz filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Due June 25, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: James Katz


To Whom It May Concern:

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

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of FBI files on Norman Tweed Whitaker (April 9, 1890 – May 20, 1975) who was convicted of several crimes, was disbarred from the practice of law, and served several terms in prison. Whitaker was arrested in November 1921 for violating the Dyer Act for transporting stolen automobiles across State lines and imprisoned in Leavenworth May 10, 1924. His most infamous criminal act was to defraud a third party with false claims as to the whereabouts of the kidnapped Lindbergh baby. He was sentenced to federal prison, eventually arriving at Alcatraz in February 1935. He was also imprisoned in 1950 at Holmesburg prison for sodomizing a 12 year old girl. In 1956 he traveled to Cuba with future world chess champion Bobby Fischer, his mother Regina Fischer, and Elliott Laucks, founder of the Log Cabin Chess Club of West Orange, New Jersey, who financed the trip. In 1961, he was a passenger in a car, crash in which his known associate Glen Hartleb died. The car was driven by a minor male hitchhiker they had picked up. He was a chess grandmaster and author of many chess books and his death was widely reported.

I also 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 MuckRock.com, 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.
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,
James Katz

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,

James Katz

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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