|Submitted||Aug. 30, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Francis John Nugan (30 December 1942 in Griffith, New South Wales – 27 January 1980 in Bowenfels, New South Wales), known as Frank Nugan, was an Australian lawyer and merchant banker known for co-founding the Nugan Hand Bank. His death has been widely reported. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/nugan-francis-john-11266
Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records.
I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the Bureau for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure.
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.
Dear Mr. Best,
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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David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
Ofc: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
A no responsive documents response.
I am appealing the integrity of the search. Records exist for his bank in which he is mentioned many times, he was the subject of an FBI investigation, and no cross-reference searches were performed. I provided basic details and leads for the Bureau to determine he was of investigative interest to the Bureau, but these were not followed up on. The search was not reasonably calculated to find all relevant records and the Bureau's search was not in good faith.
01/06/2017 01:45 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-001455
DOJ-AP-2017-001455 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.