Mario Biaggi

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking # 1362173-000, DOJ-AP-2017-001865
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to Mario Biaggi (October 26, 1917 – June 24, 2015), who was a U.S. Representative from New York (served from 1969 to 1988) and former New York City police officer. He was elected as a Democrat from The Bronx in New York City. In 1987 and 1988, he was convicted in two separate corruption trials, and he resigned from Congress in 1988. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/26/nyregion/mario-biaggi-10-term-new-york-congressman-who-went-to-prison-dies-at-97.html?_r=0

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.

I am a member of the news media and request classification as such. I have previously written about the Bureau for AND Magazine, MuckRock and Glomar Disclosure. My articles have been widely read, with some reaching over 100,000 readers. As such, as I have a reasonable expectation of publication and my editorial and writing skills are well established.

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,

Michael Best

From: FOIPAQUESTIONS

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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the determination that unspecified unusual circumstances exist and apply. If they did, the Bureau would have cited them. Their failure to do so is suspect, and just as generally citing the statutory requirements for a fee waiver is not considered a sufficient fee waiver argument, citing the statutory requirements for "unusual circumstances" does not fulfill the criteria for unusual circumstances.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

01/26/2017 04:04 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2017-001865

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2017-001865 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal.

  • Best, Michael, DOJ-AP-2017-001865, FBI-Affirm unusual circumstances

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

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