"Winners Don't Use Drugs" Correspondence

JPat Brown filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: JPat Brown

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All correspondence between FBI Director William S. Sessions and American Amusement Machine Association president Robert Fay regarding the implementation of the Winners Don't Use Drugs slogan into arcade games from 1989 - 2000.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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.


JPat Brown

From: Mcguinn, Lauren S. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Brown,

Before the FBI is able to proceed with your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request pertaining to another individual(s), we require that you submit either proof of death or the U. S. Department of Justice CERTIFICATION OF IDENTITY (Authorization to Release Information to Another Person)-Form DOJ-361, from the subject(s) of your request. The form is available at http://www.fbi.gov<http://www.fbi.gov>/, by accessing the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy link or at http://www.fbi.gov/foia/<http://foia.fbi.gov> or http://www.justice.gov/oip/. Note-please provide the following information on the OPTIONAL: Authorization to Release Information to Another Person line: Your name, title/business (if applicable) and a complete and current mailing address.

Acceptable forms of proof of death include; obituaries, death certificates, recognized sources that can be documented, written media, Who’s Who in America, FBI file that indicates person is deceased or the Social Security Death Index. A waiver or proof of death is not required if date of birth is 100 years ago or greater. Note-a web link in itself does not satisfy proof of death.

Without proof of death or the privacy release, the disclosure of third-party information contained in law enforcement records, should they exist, is considered both a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy pursuant to Exemption (b)(6), U. S. C. § 552, and an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, pursuant to Exemption (b)(7)(C), 5 U.S.C. § 552.

The information may be mailed to the address below or faxed to: (540) 868-4391/4997. A scanned copy is acceptable if sent by electronic means but the FBI does not accept electronic signatures.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

Thank you,

Lauren McGuinn
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
E-mail: foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov<mailto:foiparequest@ic.fbi.gov>

Do you have further questions about the FOI/PA process? Visit us at http://www.fbi.gov/foia

Did you get an email stating we need a DOJ361 to perfect your request?
Just fill this out and email it back to us!
*Please make sure you sign the form by hand - at this time electronic signatures are not accepted by the FBI*
U.S. Department of Justice Form 361, Certification
—of Identity<http://www.fbi.gov/foia/u.s.-department-of-justice-form-361-certification-of-identity> (pdf)

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