Max Mermelstein

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

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Tracking # DOJ-2017-005896, CRM - 300616023
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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:

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.


Eric Anderson

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* Date Submitted: 08/07/2017
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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,
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Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Unit (SARF)
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Thank you,

Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice