UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DATE: September 18, 1973
TO: Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
FROM: Henry E. Petersen, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
SUBJECT: In re John Winston Ono Lennon, Board of Immigration Appeals
The individual named on the attached list is the subject of a deportation proceeding before the Board of Immigration Appeals scheduled for October 29, 1973, at 2:00 p.m.
Would you please supply us with electronic surveillance information pertaining to the individual named on the attached list, following the form set forth in our memorandum to you dated April 16, 1969.
In addition, should your files reveal that the individual or the premises in which he had a proprietary interest were subjected to electronic surveillance, we would appreciate your furnishing Mr. Robert P. Weidner, Government Regulations Section, Criminal Division, with the following:
1. Logs disclosing the conversation of the individual and logs of any of the premises in which the individual and logs of any of the premises in which the individual is or was the owner, leasee, or licensee.
2. Any airtels which expand or summarize the portions of the logs disclosed unless fully reflected in the logs themselves.
3. Any memoranda, including reports to the Department of Justice, which expand or summarize the portions of the logs mentioned above or which demonstrate pertinent leads which may have come from the illegal electronic surveillance.
It is also requested that you advise us whether the individual has been subjected to any lawful electronic surveillance, including such surveillance where one of the parties may have consented to the surveillance, as well as such surveillance conducted pursuant to the provisions of Title III of Public Law 90-351.
If your records indicate that the individual has used names other than that given, please check your electronic surveillance indices with respect to the additional names.
Name: John Winston Ono Lennon
Wife: Alien Citizen of Japan, age 40
Entry: Entered U.S. at New York 8/13/71
Present Address: Dakota House, Central Park West, New York City (most recent)
Prior Address: 105 Bank Street, New York City
Aliases: None Known
Date of Birth: October 9, 1940
Place of Birth: Liverpool, England
Citizenship: English Citizen
Last Place of Employment:
Attorney: Leon Wildes, 515 Madison, New York, New York 10022
Proceeding Date: October 29, 1973, 2:00 p.m.
NR023 NY CODED
805PM NITEL 9-21-73 NFM
FROM NEW YORK (92-4564) 1 P
ELSUR, JOHN WINSTON ONO LENNON, BUDED: 9-24 73.
REBUAIRTEL TO NEW YORK, 9-19-73.
THE SPECIAL INDICES OF THE NYO AND CORRESPONDING RECORDS WERE REVIEWED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CRIMINAL DIVISION MEMORANDUM DATE 4-16-69, CONCERNING CAPTIONED INDIVIDUAL, WITH THE FOLLOWING RESULTS:
(C-F) NOT APPLICABLE
SUCH A REVIEW FAILED TO INDICATE THAT LENNON OR PREMISES IN WHICH HE HAD PROPRIETARY INTEREST HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO ANY LAWFUL ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE.
September 25, 1973
Assistant Attorney General
1- Mr. Keith
JOHN WINSTON ONO LENNON
Reference is made to your memorandum dated September 18, 1973, requesting electronic surveillance information on captioned individual.
On the basis of identifying data provided by the Department concerning captioned individual, a review has been made of appropriate records. He was not the subject of a direct electronic surveillance nor were any of his conversations monitored by an electronic device of the FBI. Further, this Bureau did not maintain any electronic surveillance on premises which were known to have been owned, leased, or licensed by the above individual.
It is suggested that other Federal investigative agencies be contacted to determine if they had coverage of the subject.