Monday, October 12, 2009

"Deadbeat FOIA Requesters List"

Oct. 12, 2009

Director
Office of Information Policy (OIP)
U.S. Department of Justice
1425 New York Ave., NW
Suite 11050
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Director:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts.

I want all records on the “Deadbeat FOIA Requesters” list.

By way of background, this list is developed by the FOIA office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for FOIA requesters for whom payment in advance is required due to previous failure to pay fees on a timely basis.

The scope of this request should be construed to include "main" files and "see references," including but not limited to numbered and lettered sub files and control files. The search parameters should include a search of the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Index, or any similar technique for locating records of electronic surveillance. I request that all records be produced with the administrative pages. I wish to be sent copies of "see reference" cards, abstracts, search slips, including search slips used to process this request, file covers, multiple copies of the same documents if they appear in a file, tapes of any electronic surveillance, photographs, and logs of physical surveillance (FISUR). Please place missing documents on "special locate."

The definition of “records” should be construed to include, but not be limited to, e-mails, facsimiles, and text messages on government-provided cell phones. Furthermore, the scope of the search should not be limited to FBI-originated records and should be construed to include records that are currently in the possession of a U.S. Government contractor for purposes of records management.

If you deny all or any part of this request, please cite each specific exemption that forms the basis of your refusal to release the information and notify me of appeal procedures available under the law. I would request that any records produced in response to this request be provided in electronic (soft-copy) form wherever possible. Acceptable formats are .pdf, .jpg, .gif, .tif.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ivan Greenberg
2105 Wallace Ave. #5A
Bronx, NY 10462




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