James Wickstrom, FBI file

Nick Martin filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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1425390-000

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From: Nick Martin


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all documents or FBI files pertaining to James Wickstrom (aka James Paul Wickstrom), an obituary of whom was published in Bay City News on March 28, 2018 under the headline "James Wickstrom, infamous white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer, dies at 75." A PDF of the obituary is attached to this request and may also be found at: https://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2018/03/infamous_white_supremacist_naz.html

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,

Nick Martin

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Nick Martin

Hello,

Please see the attached document indicating that I am willing to pay estimated duplication/ international shippingfees up to the amount specified in this letter.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Nick Martin

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From: Nick Martin


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $117.35 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good morning Mr. Martin,

We're contacting you about the FOIA request you made for records concerning James Wickstrom. As you probably recall, the FBI located approximately 2447 pages that are potentially responsive to your request. You agreed by letter/email dated INSERT DATE to pay all charges associated with your request. We are now contacting you to see if you might be willing to reduce the scope of your request to place it in a smaller, potentially faster processing track.

Requests are processed in the order in which they are received through our multi-track processing system, and the FBI receives a voluminous amount of requests on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. Requests are divided into two primary tracks--simple (under 50 pages of potentially responsive documents) and complex (over 50 pages of potentially responsive documents). Complex requests are further divided into medium (51-950 pages), large (951-8000 pages), and extra-large (over 8000 pages) sub-tracks based upon request size.

Simple track requests typically require the least amount of time to process. The more potentially responsive pages a request has, the more complex it becomes, greatly increasing the time required for processing. Generally, the larger the file, the longer it takes to process. A review of your request determined that it is currently in the complex request large processing track. Given our current workload and staffing levels, it may yet be a long time before you begin to receive material from this request.

Simple track requests (up to 50 pages) currently average approximately 6 months to complete.
Medium track requests (51-950 pages) currently average approximately 26 months to complete.
Large track requests (950-8000 pages) currently average 56 months to complete.
Extra-large requests (over 8000 pages) currently average 77 months to complete.

Reducing the scope of your request may accelerate the processing and allow for a more timely receipt of the information you seek, as it could potentially place your request into a smaller, faster processing track. This may also reduce duplication costs, if applicable. Would you be willing to consider reducing the scope of your request? If so, we would be happy to help you to decide the best approach to take. We could potentially narrow your request by date, or if you are looking for something specific, we could approach the scope reduction process in that way.

Please let us know if you would like to reduce the scope of your request. We can be reached by email at fbi.foipa.negotiation@fbi.gov, or by phone at 540-868-1695, Monday - Friday.

FBI FOIA Negotiation Team
Information Management Division
fbi.foipa.negotiation@fbi.gov
540-868-1695

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Good morning Mr. Martin,

We hadn't heard back from you and wanted to follow up.
Best regards,

FBI FOIA Negotiation Team
Information Management Division
fbi.foipa.negotiation@fbi.gov
540-868-1695

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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