Letter from US Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Legal Policy
Office of Information and Privacy
Washington, D. C. 20530

MAR 21 1986

Mr. Gerald Armstrong
Flynn & Joyce
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Re: Appeal No. 85-1830

Dear Mr. Armstrong:

You appealed from the action of the Boston Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on your request for access to records pertaining to yourself.

As a result of discussions between Bureau personnel and members of my staff, a supplemental release of records either has been or will soon be made to you directly by the F.B.I. In light of this fact and after careful consideration of your appeal, I have otherwise decided to affirm the action in this case. You are the subject of one Field Office main file–Impersonation. Certain information was properly withheld from you pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(7)(C) and (7)(D). These provisions pertain to investigatory records compiled for law enforcement purposes, the release of which would, respectively, constitute an unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of third parties, in one instance by revealing an investigative interest in that person on the part of the F.B.I., and disclose the identities of confidential sources and confidential information furnished only by such sources. Names of Bureau agents were among the items excised on the basis of 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(7)(C). None of the information being withheld is appropriate for discretionary release.

Please be advised that nine additional pages have been added to your file since the date of the Bureau’s response to you. Those documents were reviewed as part of this appeal and eight will be released to you directly by the Bureau. The ninth page is properly withheld pursuant to Exemptions 7(C) and 7(D), 5 U.S.C.  ยง552(b)(7)(C) and (7)(D). In addition, please note that the Bureau incorrectly advised you that five pages were withheld in full. Actually, only four pages were so withheld. Finally, to the extent your appeal letter seek’s correction or amendment
of records, please be advised that Bureau Headquarters is handling that matter.

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Judicial review of my action on this appeal is available to you in the United States District Court for the judicial district in which you reside or have your principal place of business, or in the District of Columbia, or in the District of Massachusetts, which is where the records you seek are located.


[Signed] Richard L. Huff

Richard L. Huff, Co- Director
Office of Information and Privacy

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