|Submitted||Jan. 26, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Records relating to, mentioning, or generated as a result of investigation of Gennady Fedorovich Titov (aka Gennadi Titov) (1932 - October 3, 2019), a KGB general who was best known for his involvement in the Arne Trenholt espionage case and his frequent expulsions from diplomatic posts for intelligence work. Proof of death is not required as his death was reported: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=no&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vg.no%2Fnyheter%2Futenriks%2Fi%2FqLEWVe%2Fkgb-generalen-gennadij-titov-er-doed
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 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. If previously released records are available, then I request a rolling release consisting of those records while additional records are located and processed for release.
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.
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
The request has been rejected by the agency.
To Whom It May Concern:
This is an appeal of FOIA request 1458085-000. I am appealing the integrity of the search in its entirety. Titov was a known figure among diplomatic personnel and the media; his two expulsions from Norway were noted by the State Department (see attached Foreign Affairs Note, pgs. 9 and 16), and his relationship to Arne Treholt (who was monitored by the FBI in 1979 at the request of the Norwegian government) was publicly disclosed at the time of Treholt's arrest (see attached New York Times article). The assertion that the FBI would not have even the smallest mention of a known intelligence officer is questionable. I appreciate your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
The Office of Information Policy has received your FOIA Appeal. Please see the attached acknowledgment letter.
The Office of Information Policy has made its final determination on your FOIA Appeal Number A-2020-00867 . A copy of this determination is enclosed for your review, along with any enclosures, if applicable. Thank you.