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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

          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. §552(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



This letter in .pdf format.


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