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The freedom of information request came Friday on the heels of the latest WikiLeaks of emails showing how top SONY officials sought help with the state's film taxcreditprogramat around the same time they were getting ready to pony up $50,000 to Cuomo's reelection campaign.
Here is the FOI request involving 27 Cuomo administration officials and about three dozen hedgefunders.
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Subject: FOIL request
April 17, 2015
Sherry Hwang FOIL Counsel Executive Chamber State Capitol Albany, NY 12224
Subject: FOIL Request
Dear Ms. Hwang:
Under the New York Freedom of Information Law, N.Y. Pub. Off. Law sec. 84 et seq., I am requesting copies of all email correspondence between any and all members of the Executive Chamber listed below in Column A and any and all individuals listed in Column B.
I am requesting copies of all email correspondence between individuals in Column A and Column B for the period Jan. 1, 2012, up to and including April 17, 2015.
Executive Chamber (Column A)
Governor Andrew Cuomo Secretary to the Gov. William Mulrow Director of State Operations Jim Malatras Executive Deputy Secretary to the Gov. Joseph Percoco Counselor to the Governor Drew Zambelli Counsel to the Gov. Linda Lacewell Special Advisor to the Gov. Susan Del Percio Deputy Director of State Operations for Policy Andrew Kennedy Deputy Director of State Operations for Administration Matthew Millea Deputy Director of State Operation for Programs Joseph Rabito Director of Policy John Maggiore Counsel to the Gov Alphonso David First Deputy Counsel Carey Gabay Assistant Counsel Ali Chaudhry Assistant Counsel Maureen Coleman Assistant Counsel John Czajka Assistant Counsel Nathaniel Dorfman Assistant Counsel Nadine Fontaine Assistant Counsel Niall O'Hegarty Assistant Counsel Cara Palumbo Schrantz Assistant Counsel Kendra Rubin Assistant Counsel Sandi Toll Communications Melissa DeRosa Press Secretary John Kelly
* Secretary to the Gov. Larry Schwartz
* Director of State Operations Howard Glaser
* Served in Cuomo’s Executive Chamber during the time covered by this retrospective FOIL
Individuals (Column B)
Gregg Hymowitz James Dinan Robert Coburn James Chanos William Ackerman Larry Robbins Toni Sosnoff Louis Bacon James Simons Elizabeth Miller Carl Icahn Philip Falcone Daniel Nir Daniel Loeb Kathe Dyson Paolo Pellegrini John Petry Jill Braufman Jonathan Sandelman Marc Lasry Cathy Lasry Craig Effron Marilyn Simons Martin Sosnoff David Einhorn John Dyson Mario Gambelli Orin Kramer Brian Olson Bruce Kovner Deborah Hymowitz Jeffrey Altman Samuel Cole David Mandelbaum Glenn Dubin Leon Wagner Henry Laufer Peter May Paul Tudor Jones
If all of the requested records cannot be emailed to me, please inform me by email of the portions that can be emailed and advise me of the cost for reproducing the remainder of the records requested ($0.25 per page or actual cost of reproduction).
If the requested records cannot be emailed to me due to the volume of records identified in response to my request, please advise me of the actual cost of copying all records onto a CD, hard drive or zip drive.
If my request is too broad or does not reasonably describe the records, pleasecontactme via email so that I may clarify my request, and when appropriate inform me of the manner in which records are filed, retrieved or generated.
If it is necessary to modify my request, andan emailresponse is not preferred, please contact me at the followingtelephone number: 518-xxx-xxxx.
The New York Freedom of Information Law requires a response time of five business days. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than this amount of time, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies.
If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law.
Thank you for your consideration and prompt attention to this request.
MICHAEL KINK, ESQ. Executive Director Strong Economy For All Coalition