Paul Marcinkus

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DOJ-AP-2016- 002792; 1346895-000



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 Paul Marcinkus (January 15, 1922 – February 20, 2006, an American archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church best known for his tenure as President of the Vatican Bank from 1971 to 1989. He is known to have been questioned by the Department of Justice and FBI on several occasions. Please include a cross-reference search for Banco Ambrosiano, Propaganda Due, Roberto Calvi, and Michele Sindona. The death of the latter two individuals has been widely reported.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public through MuckRock and the non-profit Internet Archive's national security collection, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. The information will be provided to journalists for additional analysis and reporting.

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 Best

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Best,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

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Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
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From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A no responsive documents response.

From: Michael Best

I am appealing the integrity of the search. While it is possible there is no case file for him in the CRS, it is highly unlikely that the Bureau never received any communications or inquiries regarding him given his ties to organized crime and the fact that he was in the United States while there was widespread international interest regarding the man, as well as official inquiries to organizations he was connected to.


05/03/2016 12:00 PM FOIA Request: DOJ-AP-2016-002792


DOJ-AP-2016-002792 has been processed with the following final disposition: Affirmed on Appeal -- No records.

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