Personnel files of the late Criminal Investigator Kenneth J. McCabe

T. McElwee filed this request with the Department of Justice, Justice Management Division of the United States of America .
Due Sept. 5, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The personnel records of the late Kenneth McCabe, who was a Criminal Investigator in the Office of United State Attorney for the Southern District of New York from approximately 1985 through 2005.

Mr. McCabe was widely reported as deceased in 2006 (See attached Obituary from the NY Times), which I believe waives FOIA exemptions related to McCabe's personal privacy.

To assist in a records search, I have the following personally identifying information from the Social Security Death Index (see also, attachment from

Date of birth: May 14, 1946
Date of death: February 19, 2006
Late 4 digits of Social Security Number: 8137

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that the Division has no other copies of said records.

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.


T. McElwee

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From: Department of Justice, Justice Management Division

August 13, 2019 RE: Request for personnel records for Kenneth McCabe, Criminal Investigator for SD-NY Assigned JMD FOIA TRACKING NUMBER: 122060 Dear Mx. McElwee This is to notify you that the Justice Management Division (JMD) reviewed your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request referenced above and has determined that the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys is the appropriate component to handle your request. Accordingly, we have forwarded your request to their FOIA office, and any questions or correspondence about your request should be directed to them. Their contact information is listed below: Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Kevin Krebs
Assistant Director
FOIA/Privacy Unit
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Department of Justice
175 N Street, N.E.
Suite 5.400
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Phone: (202) 252-6020
Fax: (202) 252-6048
Online Request Form: Sincerely, Karen E. McFadden FOIA Contact Justice Management Division

From: T. McElwee

To: Kevin Krebs
Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys
Assistant Director, FOIA/Privacy Unit

I was notified that a FOIL request I filed with JMD was forwarded to your office. It was assigned JMD FOIA Tracking Number: 122060. Requested subject matter was the personnel file of the late Kenneth McCabe, investigator for Southern District of New York.

Has this FOIL been assigned a tracking number by your office? If so, what is it?

-T. McElwee