John Francis Welch Jr.

Rachel Layne filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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1471911-000

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From: Rachel Layne


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to or mentioning John Francis Welch Jr., known as "Jack," the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the General Electric Company (GE), including Mr. Welch died at age 84 on March 1, 2020. Please see attached obituary as proof.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the ELSUR Records System, 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.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

I request that I be properly classified as a news media requester. I am a freelance journalist for outlets including CBS News, USA Today, CQ Researcher. In my status as Bloomberg News's multinational and industrial reporter, I covered GE under Jack Welch's CEO tenure from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. I am requesting this information in that editorial capacity. Please See below some samples of my work.

CBS News and Bloomberg are widely recognized for reporting, publishing regular features on issues of public interest and importance, such as the below examples:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boeing-737-max-woes-could-wallop-slumping-u-s-manufacturing-sector/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-02/jack-welch-much-imitated-manager-who-reshaped-ge-dies-at-84?sref=d6fKRvkp

In addition, I have covered areas related to this request, and plan to use my editorial skills to analyze and produce original reporting work

If you have any questions about my media status, please contact me.

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,

Rachel Layne

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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