Joseph Louis Bruno (April 8, 1929 – October 7, 2020) and Operation Green Pastures

T. McElwee filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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Due Nov. 5, 2020
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All Bureau records mentioning or pertaining to the late Joseph Louis Bruno, a deceased New York State Senator, popularly known as "Joe Bruno," An attached news story shall serve as proof that Bruno passed away in 2020; as such, privacy concerns recognized under FOIA and the Privacy Act are diminished.

In addition, I request the records of the investigation of Bruno, known to have been pursued by the Albany Field Office, which newspaper reports have quoted as having been internally codenamed "Operation Green Pastures" and which is described as beginning approximately 2005.

To assist in the identification of records, Bruno's Social Security Number begins with the first 5 digits 122-14. His date of birth is April 8, 1929. His date of death is reported as October 7, 2020. His last residence was in Latham, New York and prior residences were in Troy, New York. Bruno was also known to have property in Palm Beach, Florida.

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System including (but not limited to) the Counterdrug Information Indices System (CIIS), 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.

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.


T. McElwee

  • Joseph20Bruno2C20former20NYS20Senate20Majority20Leader2C20dead20at2091.pdf

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

  • E29168319142d8f3b22eb431010a2a62ec7ee7b17_Q90153_D2547437

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