Operation Ill Wind

Emma Best filed this request with the Department of Justice - FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit of the United States of America.
Tracking # DOJ-AP-2016- 003406; 1349069-000, DOJ-AP-2016- 003315
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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to, mentioning or describing Operation Ill Wind or the subjects of the investigation.

Operation Ill Wind was a three-year investigation launched in 1986 by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation into corruption by U.S. government and military officials, and private defense contractors. Charles "Chuck" Duff was the sole Air Force Action Officer responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing Air Force actions relative to the Department of Justice “Ill Wind” procurement fraud investigation. Government officials, private individuals and companies were eventually convicted of various crimes including nine government officials, 42 Washington consultants, 7 military contractors as well as executives at GE, Boeing and United Technologies.

I ask that all fees be waived, as the subject concerns alleged government corruption and the investigation of those allegations. As a result, disclosure is in the public interest. All files will be made widely and freely available through MuckRock and the national security collection at the non-profit Internet Archive, and materials released will be provided to journalists for news and analysis purposes.

Please search the following DOJ components:

Office of the Attorney General
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Associate Attorney General
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Office of the Inspector General

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,

Michael Best

From: MRUFOIA Requests

Sir/Madam,

Please see the attached response to your FOIA request. Please note, your request has been assigned tracking number EMRUFOIA041716-3.

Thank you,

MRU FOIA

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=090004d280c432ab)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002663
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/19/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Operation I11 Wind

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=090004d280c436fe)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002664
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/19/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Operation I11 Wind

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=090004d280c43704)
* Tracking Number: DOJ-2016-002665
* Requester Name: Michael Best
* Date Submitted: 04/19/2016
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: FOIA request - Operation I11 Wind

From: Department of Justice

A no responsive documents response.

From: OIGFOIA (OIG)

Hello:

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

Thanks.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the FBI's determination that it could not find the files, as I provided several leads for locating them including the name of the government operation and several individuals involved. Additionally, no search was performed for these individuals.

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

06/01/2016 01:33 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-003315

From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

06/07/2016 11:55 AM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-003406

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From: OIP-NoReply@usdoj.gov

DOJ-AP-2016-003315 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.

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