Thursday, May 24, 2018

Seeking Clarification From The New York State Office Of The Attorney General (NYS OAG).

Dear Michael Jerry:

The other issue I see are the missing pages from the documents you produced, which you can determine from the page numbers on the documents themselves.

It is not clear to me that you withheld these pages intentionally, and I doubt that you did, since it is usually the first one or two pages of each document that are missing.

Can you please review this response with this issue, and with the two additional issues in the below note in mind?

Thank you, and my best,

John J. Tormey III, Esq.

Dear Michael Jerry:

I am detecting two initial problems in today’s NYS OAG FOIL response:

1. 20 pages were produced. You will find internal reference therein to a “Brochure” or “Brochure Supplement” which Hector May apparently put on file with one or more regulatory authorities. Yet I do not find a copy of the “Brochure” or “Brochure Supplement” anywhere in the produced twenty pages.

2. Also, Hector May and/or Executive Compensation Planners were once fined US$2,500 by the New York State Insurance Department for selling five insurance policies from an unlicensed insurer, in the jurisdiction. Yet I see nothing in the produced 20 pages on that topic either.

Can I ask you to please review the findings with these two items in mind? I believe that there are more responsive records in NYS OAG files.

Please know that this is my request for clarification and is not an appeal. If I took an appeal I would clearly indicate same on appeal papers.

My best, and thank you,

John J. Tormey III, Esq.

From: NYS OAG Support <>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:30 PM
Subject: [NYS OAG FOIL Request Center] General FOIL Request :: G000293-041618

May 21, 2018

RE:  Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Request Reference # G000293-041618

Dear Mr. Tormey:

This email is in response to the above-referenced FOIL request.

The Office of the Attorney General has conducted a diligent search for the records that you have requested.

Please access this request in the NYS OAG FOIL Request Center to retrieve the record(s) that respond to your request.

Please be advised that some of the records that respond to your request have been withheld in their entirety, or portions have been redacted and appear as blacked out in the documents produced to you.  These records, or portions of records, are exempt from disclosure pursuant to:

• Public Officers Law § 87(2)(b), because their disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. 

You have a right to appeal the foregoing decision.  If you elect to do so, you must appeal in writing, within 30 days, to Kathryn Sheingold, Records Appeals Officer.  Your appeal can be sent by email to or by mail to State of New York, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Appeals and Opinions, The Capitol, Albany, New York 12224.  You can reach the Records Appeals Officer by telephone at (518) 776-2009.

This FOIL request is now closed.

Michael Jerry
Assistant Attorney General

Please visit the NYS OAG FOIL Request Center to view frequently asked questions, monitor request progress, and submit future requests.  

View This request in the My Request Center.

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