NARA DOJ General Records on Church of Scientology (DAG Civiletti files)

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
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NARA-NGC-2019-000022

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Completed

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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the following file unit indexed under Record Group 60: General Records of the Department of Justice, 1790 - 2002.

ARC Identifier: 3967728
File Unit: [Civiletti, Benjamin R.] Scientology (Church of)
Series: Subject Files of the Deputy Attorney General , 1975 - 1994
Catalog Reference: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3967728

I will not be able to pick up these records in person and prefer electronic delivery once they are screened and processed. At your convenience, please inform me of the total number of pages in this unit so that I can estimate what the reproduction costs will be prior to release.

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,

R. M. Seibert

From: National Archives and Records Administration

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* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000022
* Requester Name: R. M. Seibert
* Date Submitted: 10/09/2018
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the following file unit indexed under Record Group 60: General Records of the Department of Justice, 1790 - 2002.
ARC Identifier: 3967728
File Unit: [Civiletti, Benjamin R.] Scientology (Church of)
Series: Subject Files of the Deputy Attorney General , 1975 - 1994
Catalog Reference: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3967728
I will not be able to pick up these records in person and prefer electronic delivery once they are screened and processed. At your convenience, please inform me of the total number of pages in this unit so that I can estimate what the reproduction costs will be prior to release.
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,
R. M. Seibert

From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request - NARA-NGC-2019-000022 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000022
* Requester: R. M. Seibert
* Submitted Date: 10/09/2018
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: A copy of the following file unit indexed under Record Group 60: General Records of the Department of Justice, 1790 - 2002.
ARC Identifier: 3967728 File Unit: [Civiletti, Benjamin R.] Scientology (Church of) Series: Subject Files of the Deputy Attorney General , 1975 - 1994 Catalog Reference: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3967728 I will not be able to pick up these records in person and prefer electronic delivery once they are screened and processed. At your convenience, please inform me of the total number of pages in this unit so that I can estimate what the reproduction costs will be prior to release. 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,
R. M. Seibert

From: National Archives and Records Administration

The FOIA request - NARA-NGC-2019-000022 description has been modified. Additional details for this item are as follows:
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2019-000022
* Requester: R. M. Seibert
* Submitted Date: 10/09/2018
* Description: To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: A copy of the following file unit indexed under Record Group 60: General Records of the Department of Justice, 1790 - 2002. ARC Identifier: 3967728 File Unit: [Civiletti, Benjamin R.] Scientology (Church of) Series: Subject Files of the Deputy Attorney General , 1975 - 1994 Catalog Reference: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3967728 I will not be able to pick up these records in person and prefer electronic delivery once they are screened and processed. At your convenience, please inform me of the total number of pages in this unit so that I can estimate what the reproduction costs will be prior to release. 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, R. M. Seibert

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Dear R.M. Seibert:

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We received your request on October 9, 2018.

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Below is an export of the submitted request information for the FOIA
request NARA-NGC-2019-000022.

- *Name and Address*
- First Name: R.
- Middle Initial: M.
- Last Name: Seibert
- Organization:
- Mailing Address Location: United States/U.S. Territories
- Address Line 1: MuckRock News, 411A Highland Ave
- Address Line 2: DEPT MR 62154
- City: Somerville
- State/Province: MA
- Zip/Postal Code: 02144
- *Contact Information*
- E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
- Phone Number:
- Fax Number:
- *Agency and Fee Information*
- Assigned Agency: NGC - Office of General Counsel
- Will Pay Up To: $0.00
- *Description*
- To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act,
I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the following file unit indexed under Record Group 60:
General Records of the Department of Justice, 1790 - 2002. ARC
Identifier:
3967728 File Unit: [Civiletti, Benjamin R.] Scientology (Church
of) Series:
Subject Files of the Deputy Attorney General , 1975 - 1994 Catalog
Reference: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/3967728 I will not be able
to pick up these records in person and prefer electronic
delivery once they
are screened and processed. At your convenience, please inform me of the
total number of pages in this unit so that I can estimate what the
reproduction costs will be prior to release. 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, R. M. Seibert
- *Fee Waiver*
- Fee Waiver Requested: No
- Fee Waiver Reason:
- *Expedited Processing*
- Expedited Processing Requested: No
- Expedited Processing Reason:

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Ms. Seibert--

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request of
October 9, 2018, for records in the custody of the National Archives and
Records Administration. Your request for Department of Justice. Office of
the Deputy Attorney General. Subject Files of the Deputy Attorney General
[Subject Files of Benjamin R. Civiletti], Box 51, Folder Scientology
(Church of) was received in this office on October 11, 2018, and assigned
FOIA case number *RD 59006*.

You had previously requested this folder under FOIA case number RD 45010,
but had narrowed the scope of the prior request not to include this folder.

I have completed a line-by-line review of Folder Scientology (Church of)
and released 9 of 9 pages in full.

Because of the small number of pages, I have attached a courtesy copy in
.pdf format below.

This concludes the processing of your request. If you have additional
questions concerning my review of this file, please contact me directly at
Amanda.Weimer@nara.gov or at (301) 837-0604.

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Dr. Amanda Weimer
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