USMS files re: John "Sonny" Franzese

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

DODOIG-2020-000570

DODOIG-2020-000570

Status
Completed

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From: T. McElwee


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to or mentioning John Franzese, alias "Sonny", a member of the Colombo organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) who has an extensive criminal record, dating to the period when the group was known as the Profaci organized crime family. For the sake of identifying records, Franzese's listed date of birth was February 6, 1917; his register number as listed by BOP Inmate Locator was 70022-158.

Franzese is widely reported deceased on February 20, 2020; as his birthdate is over 100 years ago, no proof of death is required; a PDF of a report from the news outlet TMZ is provided as a courtesy.

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.

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,

T. McElwee

  • Colombo20Underboss20John20Sonny20Franzese20Dead20at20103.pdf

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://www.foiaonline.gov/foiaonline/action/public/submissionDetails?trackingNumber=DODOIG-2020-000570&type=request)

* Tracking Number: DODOIG-2020-000570
* Requester Name: T McElwee
* Date Submitted: 03/02/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
Please see attached document.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

Dear Mr. McElwee:

Attached please find our response to your FOIA request.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 703-604-9775.

v/r

ERIC R. POWERS
Government Information Specialist
Department of Defense Office of Inspector General Freedom of Information Act
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1500

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From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to or mentioning John Franzese, alias "Sonny", a member of the Colombo organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra (LCN) who has an extensive criminal record, dating to the period when the group was known as the Profaci organized crime family. For the sake of identifying records, Franzese's listed date of birth was February 6, 1917; his register number as listed by BOP Inmate Locator was 70022-158.

Franzese is widely reported deceased on February 20, 2020; as his birthdate is over 100 years ago, no proof of death is required; a PDF of a report from the news outlet TMZ is provided as a courtesy.

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.

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,

T. McElwee

  • Colombo20Underboss20John20Sonny20Franzese20Dead20at20103.pdf

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

Good Day,

You have submitted a request to the United States Marshal Services with a request number from DOD-IG, please clarify. Thanks you

Regards,

USMS FOIA ADMIN

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From: T. McElwee

To whom it may concern:

I believe it is possible that mail was misdirected to DOD initially and then redirected by MuckRock. I can confirm the USMS is my intended recipient of a FOIA request for the records of John Franzese (alias Sonny). The DOD number should be disregarded. Thank you.

-T. McElwee

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Justice, United States Marshals

Good Day,

Please find attached the response to the above mentioned FOIA Request.

Regards,

USMS FOIA ADMIN

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From: T. McElwee

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
T. McElwee

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