Louis Lasky

Daniel T. filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1342564-000
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From: Daniel T.

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of files pertaining to investigations into the conduct of Louis Lasky, deceased president of National Organization of Industrial Trade Unions (NOITU), dating from the year 1950 through the year 1980.

These files include the investigation of Louis Lasky for suspected activities including (not exclusively):
* Racketeering;
* Violations of the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947; and
* Violations of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Labor Compliance Division were agencies that were reportedly investigating Louis Lasky. The activities of Louis Lasky were also investigated by the United States Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management (aka, the McClellan Committee), in relation to Giovanni Ignazio Dioguardi (deceased as of January 1979).

I also request copies of files pertaining to any investigation into the circumstances of Louis Lasky's death by homicide in January 1972, in Queens, NY. These would include files pertaining to any investigation of John Rigely, who was tried and convicted in Queens Supreme Court on the charge of Attempted Murder in relation to the homicide. This subset of files would date 1972 to 1978.

Finally, I request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Daniel Tasripin

From: Mcguinn, Lauren S. (RMD) (FBI)

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A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

From: Daniel T.

To whom it may concern:

This is an appeal of the Public Liaison's decision against releasing the records of Mr. Louis Lasky and Mr. John Rigely. My case number is 1342564-000.

Below, I include records attesting to proof of death, and that records should be released to the public.

In the Lexis-Nexis database, Mr. Louis Lasky is listed as deceased in the following entry:

Decedent Information
Name: LASKY, LOUIS
LexID(sm): 005839603189

Decedent Personal Information
SSN: 053-09-XXXX
Age: 59
Date Of Death: 01/1972
Date of Birth: 07/1912

This is corroborated in the report in the January 8, 1972 NY Times article, "Union Leader Slain By Queens Gunman," by Murray Schumach.

In Lexis-Nexis, Mr. John Rigely is listed as deceased in the following entry:

Decedent Information
Name: RIGELY, JOHN
Address: NY
BRONX COUNTY
LexID(sm): 5851681036

Decedent Personal Information
SSN: 119-07-XXXX
Age: 74
Date Of Death: 03/1978
Date of Birth: 04/1903

As the Lexis-Nexis database records demonstrate, the birth dates of both Messrs. Lasky and Rigely were over 100 years ago. As such, they should both be presumed deceased.

My thanks for your time and consideration.

-D.T.

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