Yousef Hamadani Cohen FBI File

Russel Neiss filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Russel Neiss

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to or mentioning Yousef Hamadani Cohen, the former Chief Rabbi of Iran.

Proof of death: This individual is listed as dead in the FBI's Dead List, which also confirms the existence of the file. Per FBI standards and regulations, an FBI file is acceptable proof of death. For your convenience, a copy of the list may be found at

Please conduct a search of the Central Records System, including but not limited to the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Indices, the Microphone Surveillance (MISUR) Indices, the Physical Surveillance (FISUR) Indices, and the Technical Surveillance (TESUR) Indices, for both main-file records and cross-reference records for all relevant names and companies.

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.


Russel Neiss

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

There are eFOIA files available for you to download.

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From: Russel Neiss

I am appealing the integrity of the search, on the basis of, but not limited to, the search performed did not meet the parameters specified. As stated previously these records are publicly listed in the previously released copies of the FBI's Dead List, confirming that the files both exist AND are indexed.

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  • 05/05/2021


  • 05/05/2021