Johann Joergen Jensen (Department of Treasury)

Stuart Richardson filed this request with the Department of Treasury of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2018-07-196

2018-07-096

Multi Request Johann Joergen Jensen
Due Sept. 21, 2018
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Stuart Richardson


To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records relating to Johann Joergen Jensen (alternatively: Joergen Jensen or Jørgen Jensen), a Danish national, who was listed as the President of Flamenco Maritime, S.A. in Panama from June 26, 1980, to November 30, 1990. Specifically, I am looking for any records that document his dealings with this company and the Apartheid South African government in the 1980s.

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,

Stuart Richardson

From: Department of Treasury

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury has received the information you submitted to the FOIA@TREASURY.gov<mailto:FOIA@TREASURY.gov> mailbox.

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From: Department of Treasury

Good afternoon,

The Department of the Treasury is in receipt of your recently submitted FOIA request. Before we can process your request, additional information is required. Please submit the requested information to FOIA@Treasury.gov<mailto:FOIA@Treasury.gov>. You may copy me on the email but the original must be received as requested.

Thank you,

Cawana

From: Stuart Richardson

To Whom It May Concern:

The following is a revised FOIA request (RE: 2018-07-196).

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

All records relating to Johann Joergen Jensen (alternatively: Joergen Jensen or Jørgen Jensen), a Danish national, or his company, Flamenco Maritime, S.A., which was incorporated in Panama from June 26, 1980, to November 30, 1990.

On November 4, 1977, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 418, which imposed a mandatory arms embargo on apartheid South Africa. This resolution was formally integrated into U.S. law in 1986 when Congress enacted the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act.

Several news articles, published around this time mostly in Europe, suggest that Mr. Jensen and his company, Flamenco Maritime, were involved in an international arms dealing scheme that violated this ban.

Because this global scheme may have involved American nationals or U.S.-based financial interests, I am seeking any documents which show that the Department of the Treasury, specifically OFAC, looked into Mr. Jensen, Flamenco Maritime, S.A., or its associates. If so, I would like to obtain any related records..

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,

Stuart Richardson

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning,

Treasury acknowledges the receipt of your recently submitted FOIA request.

Thank you,

Cawana

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning,

My apologies, your FOIA number is 2018-07-196 not 096.

From: Department of Treasury

Dear Mr. Richardson,

RE: FOIA No. 2018-07-196

OASIS No.: 1017212

Attached is OFAC's acknowledgement of your FOIA request number 2018-07-196.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may email OFACFOIAOffice@treasury.gov<mailto:OFACFOIAOffice@treasury.gov> or contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at 202-622-2500, option 3. Please reference your FOIA No. 2018-07-196 in any future communications.
Regards,

OFAC FOIA Office

From: Stuart Richardson

Good evening,

RE: FOIA No. 2018-07-196

OASIS No.: 1017212

You have requested supplementary information to verify Johan Joergen Jensen's identity. However, I am unable to complete this task because Mr. Jensen is deceased.

Below, I have provided proof of Mr. Jensen's death as well as some additional information to facilitate your search.

JOHAN JOERGEN JENSEN
Place of birth: Skaarup (Skårup), Denmark
Date of birth: August 22, 1920
Place of death: Skaarupore (Skårupøre), Denmark
Date of death: December 27, 2007

Proof of death (links to two obituaries):
https://stiften.dk/doedsfald/Joergen-Jensen/artikel/60216
https://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/mennesker/d%C3%B8de-640

Additional information: In 1986, Mr. Jensen was tried in Denmark for illegally smuggling weapons to the apartheid regime in South Africa (see link #1 below). That same year, Peruvian authorities seized his ship, the "Pia Vesta." According to an article published in the New York Times on August 31, 1986 (see link #2 below), "Peru's President, Alan Garcia, had been tipped off by the Central Intelligence Agency that the ship, the Pia Vesta, was carrying contraband Soviet-bloc weapons for possible delivery to terrorist groups..."

Link #1: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1986/08/19/Dane-accuses-Mitterrand-in-South-African-arms-shipments/5387524808000/?spt=su
Link #2: https://www.nytimes.com/1986/08/31/world/arms-ship-leaves-wake-of-mystery-in-peru.html

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Sincerely,
Stuart Richardson

From: Department of Treasury

Good afternoon,

Thank you for providing the information pertaining to Mr. Jensen’s demise.

We will process your request as written.
Regards,

The OFAC FOIA Office

From: Department of Treasury

Good afternoon,

As of today, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, there are 190 open cases pending ahead of yours in our processing queue.
Regards,

The OFAC FOIA Office

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning,

As of today, November 9, 2018, there are 168 open cases pending ahead of yours in our processing queue.
Regards,
OFAC FOIA Office

From: Department of Treasury

Good afternoon,

As of today, Monday, December 10, 2018, there are 166 open cases pending ahead of yours in our processing queue.
Regards,

The OFAC FOIA Office

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