Yuri Nosenko (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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DOJ-AP-2016-002045

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Partially Completed

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From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Records relating to Yuri Ivanovich Nosenko (Russian: Юрий Иванович Носенко; October 30, 1927 – August 23, 2008), a KGB defector (his CIA handler was Tennent H. 'Pete' Bagley) and a figure of significant controversy within the U.S. intelligence community, since his claims contradicted another defector, Anatoliy Golitsyn, who believed he was a KGB plant. Please include any records cross-referenced with Anatoliy Mikhaylovich Golitsyn (Russian: Анатолий Михайлович Голицын; born August 25, 1926). Yuri Nosenko's death has been widely reported. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/26/AR2008082603493.html

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,

Michael Best

From: Sobonya, David P. (RMD) (FBI)

Dear Mr. Best,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to Initial Processing for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA 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 FOIPA 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<http://www.fbi.gov>/, http://www.fbi.gov/foia/ or http://www.justice.gov/oip. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

David P. Sobonya
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

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Michael Best

I would like to appeal FOIA #1343158-000, as there was no search for material cross-referenced with Anatoliy Mikhaylovich Golitsyn or for previously unreleased records as is implied by any FOIA request and especially by requests which specify search parameters.

I also appeal the "all other" fee category determination, as this is a media request. All records are being made available through MuckRock, and if any records are released which are not entirely redacted, through the Internet Archive. Further, I have written about the Intelligence Community for AND Magazine and specifically written about Yuri Nosenko in one AND Magazine article, with references to his case in another article. The release of new materials will allow me to distribute those documents and provide new analysis and insight on them. As a result, I should be categorized as media and the search fees should be waived.

Thank you for taking the time to read and consider my appeal. I look forward to a complete search being done for records relating to Yuri Nosenko.

From: OIP-NoReply

Please do not reply to this e-mail, as this account is not monitored. To ensure a prompt reply, please direct any inquiries to the contact information listed in the correspondence provided to you. Thank you.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Michael Best

Please provide the documents located so far. No further searching is needed at this time. Please also provide copies of processing notes for this request. Thank you.

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