Mail Fraud Investigation Files on Scientology (US Postal Inspection Service )

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2015-FPIS-00164
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all releasable documents contained in any US Postal Service Inspection Service investigation files for possible criminal offenses related to L. Ron Hubbard or any of the organizations listed below that he founded from 1950 through 1970.

Allied Scientists of the World
Church of Scientology
Church of American Science
Church of Spiritual Engineering
Founding Church of Scientology
Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation
Hubbard International Association of Scientologists
National Academy of American Psychology

The US Postal Inspection Service files reviewed for responsive documents should include, but not limited to, the following file reference numbers that were partially disclosed in a recent FDA FOIA Request (FDA FOIPA Reference No. 2015-158):

262-63850-F (E.g.: http://i.imgur.com/fdIFYVv.png )
262-84994-XF (E.g.: http://i.imgur.com/AWS8MvT.png )

Proof of death for L. Ron Hubbard is not required since his passing was widely reported: http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/29/obituaries/l-ron-hubbard-dies-of-stroke-founder-of-church-of-scientology.html

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest due to the widely cited case law precedents established by the Church of Scientology v. U.S. Postal Service FOIA lawsuits that is directly related to the prior release of the same materials I am seeking. Examples of these precedents are reflected on the following URLs where the sizable list of "Citing Case" references are representative of the significant public interest this request represents:

http://bit.ly/1AzlAAv
http://bit.ly/1CEgZrN
http://bit.ly/1CDRQ2V

Additionally, 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,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: U.S. Postal Inspection Service

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-FPIS-00164.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-FPIS-00164.

Thank you for your help.

From: Warner, Tammy

Attached you will find our final response to FOIA request No. 2015-FPIS-00164.

From: FOIA - Inspection Service

We forgot to add that there were searches conducted for Hubbard International Association of Scientologists and National Academy of American Psychology and no records were found.

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