John Michalski State Supreme Court Judge - FBI File

Joanne Riford filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

A-2022-01929

1545997-000

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Appeal

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From: Joanne Riford

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1.) Any and all records mentioning or describing John Michalski (February 7, 1961 - April 5, 2022).

https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/john-michalski-state-supreme-court-judge-dead-at-61/

https://buffalonews.com/news/local/state-supreme-court-justice-john-michalski-dead-at-61/article_db1d172c-b50c-11ec-8755-c30d33b4fbde.html

https://nypost.com/2022/04/06/ny-judge-john-michalski-kills-himself-weeks-after-authorities-raided-his-home/

Proof of death is contained within the following link: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/buffalonews/name/john-michalski-obituary?id=34173767

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,

Joanne Riford

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: Joanne Riford

FOIL APPEAL
Request No.: 1545997-000
Subject: MICHALSKI, JOHN

To whom this may concern:

I am appealing the integrity of the search in its entirety. Upon information and belief, JUDGE JOHN MICHALSKI was questioned by federal agents about his friendship with Peter Gerace Jr., the owner of a strip club in Cheektowaga and a former client. As such, it is highly unlikely that the FBI does not have any records regarding the subject MICHALSKI, JOHN.

According to the NYPOST: "FBI agents continued probing Michalski’s connection to Gerace following the train incident — and were seeking evidence of tax crimes during the March 24 raid at his home, two government sources told the Buffalo News."

Source: https://nypost.com/2022/04/06/ny-judge-john-michalski-kills-himself-weeks-after-authorities-raided-his-home/

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Office of Information Policy has received your FOIA Appeal.  Please see the attached acknowledgment letter.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Office of Information Policy has received your FOIA Appeal.  Please see the attached acknowledgment letter.

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