Mr W.B

Michael Anthony filed this request with the Bureau of Prisons of the United States of America.
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From: Michael Anthony

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Criminal record of Mr William Bentvena.

A Cosa Nostra, Gambino family Soldier , William Bentvena was known as Billy Batts & William Devino. Was caught on February 14, 1959 for Narcotics in Bridgeport Connecticut (Associates : William Struzzieri , Anthony Mirra , John Ormento , Carmine Galante etc) . Mr Bentvena spend some years in FCI Danbury, got released in 1970 .

On documents & newspapers it’s said to have been killed after his release by some of his associates , his body has never been found.

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.


Michael Anthony

From: Bureau of Prisons

Good afternoon,

This is in response to the above referenced Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. In summary, you requested records pertaining to William Bentvena
We are unable to identify the subject(s) of your request. Please be advised federal inmate records have a retention period of ten (10) years after expiration of sentence, and are thereafter scheduled for disposal. Since these records appear to be older than ten years, it is likely they have been destroyed. Additionally, we were unable to identify the subject of your request with the information provided. Thus, we have no records responsive to your request.
If you have questions about this response please feel free to contact the undersigned, this office, or the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) FOIA Public Liaison, Mr. C. Darnell Stroble at 202-616-7750, 320 First Street NW, Suite 936, Washington DC 20534, or
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, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at; 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 at: 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."
T. Allen, for
Eugene Baime
Supervisory Attorney