Robert Booth Nichols

Emma North-Best filed this request with the National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access of the United States of America.
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From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

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

A digital copy of the records associated with National Archives Identifier: 4724713. Please note that the primary subject of the records is deceased (see "A Con Man Who Lives Between Truth and Fiction" in the June 25, 2012 edition of the New York Times), thus waiving most if not all of the privacy considerations which might otherwise be protected under b6 and/or b7C.

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,

Emma Best

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This is an automated reply to inform you that the National Archives and Records Administration received your e-mail.

We have received your request and will respond within 20 working days. Please note that submitting duplicate requests will increase wait times.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 301-837-3190. You can also visit our web page at www.archives.gov/research/foia.

Thank you.

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Dear Ms. Best,

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information Act request for
records in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Your request was received in this office on February 20, 2020 and assigned
FOIA case number *63913*. You also requested a waiver for reproduction fees
ordinarily charged to researchers.

Records transferred to the custody of the National Archives are exempt from
the fee and fee waiver provisions of the Freedom of Information Act because
a fee schedule was in effect prior to enactment. The applicable section
states that “nothing in this subparagraph shall supersede fees chargeable
under a statute specifically providing for setting the level of fees for
particular types of records” (5 U.S.C. 552 (a)(4)(A)(vi)). The relevant fee
statute authorizes the National Archives “to charge a fee for making or
authenticating copies or reproductions of materials transferred to the
Archivist’s custody.” (44 U.S.C. 2116(c)). The inability to grant the
requested fee waiver does not constitute a denial under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act.

You requested access to records concerning *Robert Booth Nichols*,
contained within box 19 of Record Entry P 345. This entry is identified as
Record Group 60: Records of the Department of Justice, Records of AAG John
C. Dwyer, Records Relating to INSLAW. I have identified one folder in box
19 that contains a single two-paged document that is responsive to your
request. As reviewed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act,
there are no restrictions on access to this document and it is now open and
available for research.

This concludes the processing of your request.

You or your representative may view this document at the National Archives
facility in College Park, MD. Please contact our office at least one week
in advance of your visit at specialaccess_foia@nara.gov or 301-837-3190 to
arrange to see the file. If you cannot visit our College Park facility, you
may order a reproduction copy at the cost of $0.80 per page by contacting
our office to place an order.

If you are not satisfied with my action on this request, you have the right
to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the
date of this letter. Appeals must be in writing and may be delivered by
regular U.S. mail or by e-mail. By filing an appeal, you preserve your
rights under the Freedom of Information Act and present the deciding agency
with an opportunity to review your request and reconsider its decision. If
you submit your appeal by regular mail, it should be addressed to the
Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records
Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 4200, College Park, Maryland
20740-6001. Both the letter and envelope should be clearly marked “FOIA
Appeal.” If you submit your appeal by e-mail, please send it to
foia@nara.gov, addressed to the Deputy Archivist, with the words “FOIA
Appeal” in the subject line. If you exercise your right to appeal, please
explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act. All communications concerning this request
should reference FOIA tracking number 63913.

If you would like the opportunity to discuss my response and attempt to
resolve your dispute without initiating the appeals process, you may
contact our FOIA Public Liaison for assistance:

Accessioned Executive Branch Records – Washington, DC Area

FOIA Requester Service Center: 301-837-3190

Acting FOIA Public Liaison: Lynn Goodsell

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5500

College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 301-837-0468

E-mail: dc.foia.liaison@nara.gov

If you are unable to resolve your dispute through our Public Liaison, the
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is the federal FOIA
ombudsman. OGIS offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between
FOIA requesters and federal agencies. You may contact OGIS at the following
address:

Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 2510

College Park, MD 20740-6001

ogis@nara.gov

202-741-5770

1-877-684-6448

Sincerely,

*Noah D. Shankin*
Archivist
Special Access and FOIA (RF)
301.837.0774
www.archives.gov/research/foia/

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

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From: Abiola Neptune <abiola.neptune@nara.gov>
Date: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 2:16 PM
Subject: Inslaw Request
To: <requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Ms./Mrs. Best,

You recently submitted several requests for folders from Entry P 435
related to INSLAW. You previously requested boxes 1-35 from this same entry
under 49102, which is currently in our third tier queue. We consider the
new requests dating February 2nd and 19th duplicates of your third tier
request. If you would like you can narrow request 49102 to the newly
requested folders and potentially move to tier two. If you would like to
narrow please let me know and we will provide estimated processing time.

Thank you,

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Abiola Neptune

Archives Specialist

Special Access and FOIA

Acting Government Information Specialist
National Archives at College Park
Phone: 301-837-1905

Email: abiola.neptune@nara.gov
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Abiola Neptune

Archives Specialist

Special Access and FOIA

Acting Government Information Specialist
National Archives at College Park
Phone: 301-837-1905

Email: abiola.neptune@nara.gov

From: Emma North-Best

I thought the previous request had been closed. My mistake. Thank you.

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Hi,

Would you like to narrow your third tier request to some of the folders you
requested?
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Abiola Neptune

Archives Specialist

Special Access and FOIA

Acting Government Information Specialist
National Archives at College Park
Phone: 301-837-1905

Email: abiola.neptune@nara.gov

From: Emma North-Best

No, thank you. I still want all of the records. I only requested more specific ones because I thought the request had been closed.

From: National Archives And Records Administration – Archival Or Special Access

Hi,

Okay, I will be administratively closing the duplicate.

Thank you.
Abiola Neptune
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Abiola Neptune

Archives Specialist

Special Access and FOIA

Acting Government Information Specialist
National Archives at College Park
Phone: 301-837-1905

Email: abiola.neptune@nara.gov

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