|Submitted||July 27, 2015|
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This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of all documents on, about or mentioning Theodore Chaikin Sorensen, born 5/8/1928, died 10/31/2010. Please include records from indices to the Central Records System, ELSUR and any cross-referenced documents relevant to this request.
Proof of death is not required because his death was widely reported. See, for instance, Mr. Sorensen's obituary in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/us/01sorensen.html ("His death, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, was from complications of a stroke he suffered a week ago, his wife, Gillian Sorensen, said.")
I request that you waive any processing fees because this FOIA request is in the public interest; it's being made in the process of newsgathering; and it is not being made for a commercial use. Responsive documents will be processed by a journalist at The Omaha-World Herald and posted for the general public free of charge on the public information website MuckRock.com.
If my request for a fee waiver is rejected, please inform me before fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to deny a waiver of fees.
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.
Dear Mr. Winchester,
The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.
Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.
Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.
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
A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.