Star Distributors Ltd.

Kenneth Whittle filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Due Jan. 5, 2018
Est. Completion None
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Awaiting Response

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From: Kenneth Whittle

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all information relating to the FBI investigation in the 1970s-80s of "Star Distributors Ltd.". Star Distributors Ltd. was located on 150 Lafayette Street, in Manhattan, and was operated by: Theodore Rothstein (president), Robert DiBernardo (trite president), and Nathan Cramer (secretary‐treasurer). Others associated with Star Distributors include: Michael Zaffarano (Named on page 20: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4nJY9P7mbBab0Q1eXhLeF83bkE/view).

On Sunday, The New York Times reported that witnesses at public hearings of the New York State Commission of Investigation in 1970 had linked Star Distributors, Ltd., and Robert Di Bernardo to the New Jersey crime family led by De Cavalcante.
http://www.nytimes.com/1972/12/12/archives/pornography-and-pirated-stereo-tapes-seized-in-raid-on-moblinked.html

The officers of Star Distributors are Theodore Rothstein, president: Robert DiBernardo, trite president, and Nathan Cramer, secretary‐treasurer. Mr. DiBernardo is listed by the New York police and the Justice Department as a member of the Mafia family of Sam DeCavalcante, which is based in New Jersey.
http://www.nytimes.com/1975/10/13/archives/pornographic-periodicals-tied-to-organized-crime.html

Robert DiBernardo, 34, 1018 Water Edge Place, Hewlitt, L.I., nine counts. Officer of Star Distributors Ltd., 150 Lafayette Street. He is described by the Justice Department as a soldier in the DeCavalcante Mafia family and was cited by State Attorney General Louis J. Lefkowitz two weeks ago as a participant in a stock fraud.
http://www.nytimes.com/1972/04/21/archives/dirtybook-store-run-by-police-gains-indictment-of-18-here-on.html

Other FBI Files Discussing Star Distributors:
http://bitterqueen.typepad.com/files/robert-dibernardo-fbi-files-part-3.pdf

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,

Kenneth Whittle

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