Martin Peck filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Martin Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records of any communication, agreements, transcripts, memorandum of understanding, contracts, or other responsive materials relating to Ibragim Todashev as an Undercover Employee, Informant, or Cooperating Witness with the Bureau before his death on May 22, 2013 at age 27 in Florida while being interviewed about his possible connection to a triple murder in Waltham, Mass., on Sept. 11, 2011. Note that while the content of conversation may be withheld for privacy and other reasons, the existence of these conversations or other law enforcements records may not be concealed. Please search cross-references for Ibragim Todashev that may reveal such communication, in addition to primary indexes. Thank you!

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, DVD-R, or BD-R 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.


Martin Peck

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Peck,

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.

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Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
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Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.


Dear Mr. Peck,

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Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
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