|Submitted||Dec. 11, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Records relating to Nugan-Hand Bank, an Australian merchant bank that collapsed in 1980 and was allegedly involved in drug smuggling, arranging weapons deals, and providing a front for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. The bank had employed a number of retired United States military and intelligence officers, including former CIA director William Colby.
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 fees cannot be waived, 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.
Dear Mr. Best,
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A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.
A copy of documents responsive to the request.
Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.