|Submitted||July 6, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request copies of the processing notes for the FOIA request regarding the FBI file of William C. Davidon. You had assigned the original request reference number 1247932-000, the appeal was assigned reference number AP-2014-01938.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. I am a published independent reporter and a current contributor to Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/runasandvik/). I have also had my journalism published on domestic and international blogs.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
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.
Runa A. Sandvik
Dear Runa Sandvik,
The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review. If appropriate, a response will be forthcoming.
If you require additional assistance please contact me.
David P. Sobonya
Public Information Officer/GIS
Record/Information Dissemination Section (RIDS)
FBI-Records Management Division
170 Marcel Drive, Winchester, VA 22602-4843
PIO: (540) 868-4593
Direct: (540) 868-4286
Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997
An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter constitutes a formal appeal under the U.S. Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (5 U.S.C. §552/552a) and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
Along with a letter dated August 8, 2014, the FBI responded to my request for processing notes for a request regarding the FBI file of William C. Davidon and cited a (b)(7)(E) exemption to justify the withholding of information. You had assigned the original request reference number 1247932-000, the appeal was assigned reference number AP-2014-01938, and the request for the processing notes was given reference number 1279794-000.
i) I appeal all withholdings and redactions in FOIPA #1279794-000 and request OIP release to me all improperly withheld documents or portions thereof. I fail to see how disclosing the withheld information in this particular FOIA request would interfere with law enforcement proceedings. I believe the (b)(7)(E) exemption was improperly applied.
ii) The FBI performed an inadequate search for records responsive to my request. This is violative of the FOIA. I appeal the FBI’s inadequate search for records responsive to my request. I request OIP compel the FBI to conduct a new complete and thorough search for invoices from Yahoo! Inc. to the agency over the past 3 years and to disclose any responsive records to me.
This new search should also include, but not be limited to searches of/for: main file records, cross-reference records, ELSUR (electronic surveillance) records, laboratory records, FOI/PA records, 190 Files, 197 Files, and (-0, -2, -5) Control Files, the FBI’s administrative records system, confidential indices and filing systems, the Investigative Data Warehouse, seized asset information, and the FBI’s “Bureau Mailing Lists” records system.
Runa A. Sandvik
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