Ronald William Pelton files (Department of Justice, National Security Division)

Jacob Silverman filed this request with the Department of Justice, National Security Division of the United States of America.
Multi Request Ronald William Pelton files
Due Oct. 18, 2022
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Jacob Silverman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All files on Ronald William Pelton, November 18, 1941 - September 6, 2022, a former NSA employee who was later imprisoned for selling secrets to the Soviet Union. Pelton died on Sept 6. 2022.

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.


Jacob Silverman

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

Jacob Silverman September 30, 2022
MuckRock News
411A Highland Avenue
Dept Mr 62373
Somerville, MA 02144-2516<>

Re: FOIA/PA #22-379

Dear Mr. Silverman:

This is to acknowledge your email dated September 22, 2022, for information pertaining to
Ronald William Pelton. Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on September 22, 2022.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Any searches conducted in response to your request will be limited to the records of the National Security Division. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate.

Please be advised that, your request has been assigned to a Government Information Specialist on the DOJ's National Security Division Records and FOIA staff and a further update regarding your request will be provided to you as soon as practicable.

You may contact our Government Information Specialist, Arnetta Mallory, for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request at:

U.S. Department of Justice
Records and FOIA Unit
3 Constitution Square
175 N Street N.E. 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 233-2639

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist


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