Max Mermelstein

Eric Anderson filed this request with the Department of Justice of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 1382180-000, 17 - OIG - 312, DOJ-2017-006414
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From: Eric Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Max Mermelstein (1 November 1942 – 12 September 2008) was an American drug smuggler who organized logistics for the Medellín Cartel. Mermelstein's death has been publicly reported in the Washington Post: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/washingtonpostinvestigations/2008/09/rip_the_man_who_made_it_show.html

Please search all of the following DOJ components:

Office of the Attorney General
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Associate Attorney General
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
Criminal Division
Drug Enforcement Administration
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Federal Bureau of Investigation*
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
INTERPOL-United States National Central Bureau
National Security Division
Office of Information Policy
Office of the Inspector General
United States Marshals Service
United States Parole Commission

*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.

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,

Eric Anderson

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA080417-1.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d2814dfda0)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-005896
* Requester Name: Eric Anderson
* Date Submitted: 08/07/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: foia request

From: Interpol-USNCB FOIA

Mr. Anderson,

The attached is in response to your FOIA request.

Sincerely,

INTERPOL Washington FOIA Service Center
202-616-0201
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530

From: Department of Justice

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

From: DEA.FOIA

Good Morning Mr. Anderson:

Please see the attach signed acknowledgment Letter regarding the FOIA request that you submitted to our office on August 07, 2017. If you have any questions please fill free to contact the GIS Specialist that is listed on your letter or call the mainline number listed below.

Respectfully yours,
Jewell Carroll
Program Specialist
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
(Desk) 202-307-4006; (fax) 202-307-8556
FOIA/PA Main Phone Line 202-307-7596

  • Signed acknowledgment letter for the FOIA Case Number 17-00810-F

From: CRM FOIA (CRM)

Dear Mr. Anderson:

Please see the attached, which acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act and/or Privacy Act request. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA/PA Unit at
202-616-0307 for further assistance.

Thank you,

FOIA/PA Unit
Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice

From: Department of Justice

A no responsive documents response.

From: Department of Justice

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: EOUSA-NoReply@usdoj.gov

EOUSA-2017-002703
Your recent request for records from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) has been received.  Before the Executive Office can begin processing your request, it is necessary for you to correct one or more deficiencies.  Please comply with the paragraph(s) checked below:
1.      [   ] A requester must provide a notarized example of his/her signature.  This insures that information pertaining to an individual is released only to that person.  A form is enclosed for your use.
2.      [ X ] ** The files and records of United States Attorneys are maintained in over one hundred separate offices throughout the United States.  Please identify the specific United States Attorney’s office(s), where you believe records may be located.  This would be primarily the district(s) in which a prosecution or litigation occurred.
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Once you have corrected the above deficiencies, please submit a new request for the documents.  This is a final determination and your request for information has been closed.  When we have received your new, corrected request, we will open a new file for you. Please send your new, corrected request to the address above. **        Please describe the records sought in sufficient detail.

[   ]  Enclosure(s)

  • EOUSA-2017-002703 - 003C - Correct Deficiences - Search Offices

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Justice

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: McDow, Rebecca J. (FCSC)

Good afternoon attached is the response to your FOIA request that was received by the Commission August 4,2017.

Thank you

Rebecca McDow
Administrative Assistant
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
US Department of Justice
600 E Street NW, Suite 6002
Washington, DC 20579
Phone (202) 616-6984
Rebecca.j.mcdow@usdoj.gov<mailto:Rebecca.j.mcdow@usdoj.gov>

From: Mallory, Arnetta (NSD)

Eric Anderson
MuckRock
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Re: FOIA/PA #17-264

Dear Mr. Anderson:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email dated August 7, 2017 pertaining to Max Mermelstein (1 November 1942 - 12 September 2008) was an American drug smuggler who organized logistics for the Medellín Cartel. Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on August 7, 2017.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28157e00d)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-006412
* Requester Name: Eric Anderson
* Date Submitted: 08/07/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: AG/DAG/ASG/OIP records re Max Mermelstein

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28157e035)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-006413
* Requester Name: Eric Anderson
* Date Submitted: 08/07/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: AG/DAG/ASG/OIP records re Max Mermelstein

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28157e075)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2017-006414
* Requester Name: Eric Anderson
* Date Submitted: 08/07/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: AG/DAG/ASG/OIP records re Max Mermelstein

From: OIGFOIA (OIG)

Hello:

Attached is the OIG’s response to your routed FOIA request.

Thanks.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

Attached is this Office's response to the above-referenced request.

From: Mallory, Arnetta (NSD)

Eric Anderson
MuckRock
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Re: FOIA/PA #17-264

Dear Mr. Anderson:

This is in reference to your email dated August 7, 2017 pertaining to Max Mermelstein (1 November 1942 - 12 September 2008) was an American drug smuggler who organized logistics for the Medellín Cartel. Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on August 7, 2017.

For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(c) (2006 & Supp. IV (2010). This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA. This is a standard notification that is given to all our requesters and should not be taken as an indication that excluded records do, or do not, exist.

This office conducted a search of the files of the Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Counterintelligence and Export Control Section and Counterterrorism Section. We did not locate any responsive records subject to FOIA.

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

If you are not satisfied with my response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Director, Office of Information Policy (OIP), United States Department of Justice, Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, or you may submit an appeal through OIP's FOIAonline portal by creating an account on the following web site: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home. Your appeal must be postmarked or electronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of my response to your request. If you submit your appeal by mail, both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Sincerely,
Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

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