USMS files re: Carmine Persico

T. McElwee filed this request with the Department of Justice, United States Marshals of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #


Due Oct. 11, 2019
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: T. McElwee

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records concerning CARMINE PERSICO, a deceased federal prisoner who is listed by Bureau of Prisons as having had Register Number: 74666-158. His date of birth listed on Wikipedia is 8/8/1933. He is listed by Bureau of Prisons as deceased 3/7/2019.

Please conduct a search of all US Marshals Service systems of records for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names, agencies and companies.

US Marshals Service systems of records of interest include (but are not limited to) the Internal Affairs System; U.S. Marshals Service Prisoner Processing and Population Management-Prisoner Tracking System; Warrant Information Network (WIN); Witness Security Files Information System; and Inappropriate Communications- Threat Information System.

If any potentially responsive records have been destroyed and/or transferred to NARA, then I request copies of the destruction or transfer slips as well as any other documentation relating to, mentioning or describing said transfer or destruction, to include but not be limited to confirmation that USMS has no other copies of said records.

PERSICO is widely reported to have died in federal custody (see attached article from NBC New York / WNBC News). Records concerning Persico as a subject should thus be assumed exempt from the FOIA Exemption 6, 7(C) and the Privacy Act.

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.


T. McElwee

  • Inmate20Locator20PERSICO.pdf

  • Legendary20New20York20Mob20Boss20Carmine20Persico2C20Head20of20Colombo20Family2C20D.pdf

From: Muckrock Staff


Could you please provide an acknowledgement of this request or, at the very least, the tracking number that has been assigned to it?

Thanks so much.

From: T. McElwee

To whom it may concern:

I have received several contacts from MuckRock staff stating that they are having problems performing follow up on my requests to USMS (such as obtaining tracking numbers and status reports).

This message is to specifically authorize Beryl Lipton and/or any other staff contacting you on my behalf of MuckRock or myself to receive information on this and any other requests attributed to me.

Thank you
- T. McElwee

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

Good morning,

Attached are documents pertaining to the captioned FOIA request. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Thank you.

Elaine M. Rivera
Government Information Specialist
Office of General Counsel
United States Marshals Service
CG-3, 15th Floor
Washington, DC 20530-1000
703.740.3973 (Direct Line)

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