Friday, April 25, 2014
 

FOI Request

Vang Pao Documents

Requested by RobbyD on March 12, 2012 for the Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBI of United States of America and fufilled on June 26, 2012

Status: Completed


From Robert Delaware on March 12, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

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

For the historical record, I request any files related to General Vang Pao.

http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/01/06/2222803/hmong-leader-vang-pao-dies.html

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Robert Delaware

 
From "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Robert Delaware on March 12, 2012:

Dear Mr. Delaware,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA 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 FOI/PA 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/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. Upon receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and by clicking on the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the (Records Available Now) section. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

 
From Federal Bureau of Investigation on March 16, 2012:

Interim Response
Interim Response
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An interim response, stating the request is being processed.
 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> on May 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1185424-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Robert Delaware on May 9, 2012:

Dear Mr. Delaware,

Your request is presently assigned to Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Due to voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis a specific time frame for completion cannot be provided. You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

 
From MuckRock.com to Federal Bureau of Investigation <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> on June 8, 2012:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 12, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #1185424-000.

Thank you for your help.

 
From "Sobonya, David P." <David.Sobonya@ic.fbi.gov> to Robert Delaware on June 11, 2012:

Dear Mr. Delaware,

Your request is presently assigned to Disclosure analyst who is reviewing the records to determine if any redactions are required pursuant to subsections of Title 5, U. S. Code, Section 552 and 552a. Due to voluminous requests that the FBI receives on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis a specific time frame for completion cannot be provided. You can now check the status of your request online at: http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, and click the 'Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request' link under the Records Available Now section. Online status reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Please contact me if you require further assistance.

 
From Federal Bureau of Investigation on June 26, 2012:

Cover Letter
Cover Letter
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A cover letter, granting the request and outlining exempted material.
 
From Federal Bureau of Investigation on June 26, 2012:

Responsive Documents
Responsive Documents
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A copy of the FBI's files on Vang Pao, a former Lieutenant General in the Royal Lao Army who was accused, but not convicted, of plotting to overthrow the government of Laos while he was living in the United States.
 
  • Interim Response
  • Cover Letter
  • Responsive Documents
 
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