Josef Frolik

Paul Galante filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

A-2022-01928

1513686-000

Status
Completed

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From: Paul Galante

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records mentioning, relating to, or generated as a result of investigation into Josef Frolik (September 22, 1928 – May 1989), an StB agent who defected from Czechoslovakia to the United States in 1969.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, 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. This search is also to include any responsive records held in offsite locations, such as the Alexandria Records Center. Please include both investigatory and non-investigatory records in your search. 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. If previously released records are available, then I request a rolling release consisting of those records while additional records are located and processed for release.

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,

Paul Galante

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear PaulGalante: Attachedis the Department of State response on referral request, R-2022-00100. If you have anyquestions, you may contact FOIAStatus at FOIAStatus@state.gov Thank you, Officeof Information Programs and Services

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Dear Paul Galante: Attachedis the Department of State response on referral request, R-2022-00100. The email sent yesterday looks to be missing the attachments. If you have any questions, you may contactFOIAStatus at FOIAStatus@state.gov. (mailto:FOIAStatus@state.gov) Thank you, Office of Information Programs and Services

From: Paul Galante

To Whom It May Concern:

This is an appeal of FOIA request 1513686-000. Please conduct an additional search for responsive records.

Sincerely,
Paul Galante

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 made its final determination on your FOIA Appeal Number A-2022-01928 .  A copy of this determination is enclosed for your review, along with any enclosures, if applicable.  Thank you.

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