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FOIA FILES KIT FBI Request Letter Fund for Open Information and Accountability, Inc. 339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 (212) 477-3188 Date: To: FOIA/PA Unit Federal Bureau of Investigation This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I request a complete and thorough search of all filing systems and locations for all records maintained by your agency pertaining to and/or captioned: ______ _____________________________________________________ [describe records desired and/or insert full and _____________________________________________________ formal name] _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ including, without limitations, files and documents captioned, or whose captions include _____________________________________________________ [insert changes in name, commonly used names, _____________________________________________________ acronyms, sub-groups, and the like] _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ This request specifically includes "main" files and "see references," including, but not limited to numbered and lettered sub files, "DO NOT FILE" files, and control files. I also request a search of the ELSUR Index,a nd the COINTELPRO Index. I request that all records be produced with the administrative pges. I wish to be sent copies of "see reference" cards, abstracts, serach slips, including search slips used to process this request, file covers, multiple copies of the same documents if they appear in a file, and tapes of any electronic surveillances. I wish to make it clear that I want all records in you roffice "identifiable with my request," even though reports on those records have been sent to Headquarters and even though there may be duplication between the two sets of fils. I do not want just "interim" documents. I want all documents as they appear in the "main" files and "see references" of all units of your agency. If documents are denied in whole or in part, please specify which exemption(s) is(are) claimed for each passage or whole document denied. Please provide a complete itemized inventory and a detailed factual justification of total or partial denial of documents. Give the number of pages in each document and the total number of pages pertaining to this request. For "classified" material denied pleae include the following information: the classification (confidential, secret or top secret); identity of the classifer; date or event for automatic declassification, classification review, or down-grading; if applicable, identity of official authorizing extension of automatic declassification or review; and if applicable, the reason for extended classification. I request that excized material be "blacked out" rather thatn "whited out" or cut out and that the remaining non-exempt portions of documents will be released as provided under the Freedom of Information Act. Please send a memo (copy to me) to the appropriate units in your office to assure that no records related to this request are destroyed. Please advise of any destruction of records and include the date of and authority for such destruction. As I expect to appeal any denials, please specify the office and address to which an appeal should be directed. I believe my request qualifies for a waiver of fees since the release of the requested information would primarily benefit the general public and be "in the public interest." I can be reached at the phone listed below. Please call rather than write if there are any questions or if you need additional information from me. I expect a response to this request within ten (10) working days, as provided for in the Freedom of Information Act. Sincerely, name: _______________________________________________ address: ____________________________________________ . __________________________________________ telephone: __________________________________________ signature: __________________________________________


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