To Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi Request for Tobacco & Mortgage Settlement Payments made to NAAG

Don Stone filed this request with the Florida Attorney General of Florida.
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From: Don Stone


Pamela Bondi
Florida Attorney General
Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

REF: Florida Public Information Act Request

Dear Pamela Bondi,

I was referred to your office by Florida CFO, Jeff Atwater concerning this matter.

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

1. Please provide me with a copy of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) document that Florida Attorney General, Pamela Bondi signed in partnership with the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information (http://brechner.org/open%20government%20pledge%20request.asp)

2. Please provide a copy of the contract between the State of Florida and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) that diverts a portion of the Tobacco Settlement money to NAAG.

3. Please provide the documents that clarify how the State of Florida payment to NAAG is determined for the Tobacco Settlements.

4. Please provide a copy of the contract between the State of Florida and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) that diverts a portion of the Mortgage Settlement money to NAAG.

5. Please provide the documents that clarify how the State of Florida payment to NAAG is determined for the Mortgage Settlements.

6. Please provide me with a copy of all State of Florida payments, amounts, and dates made to NAAG during the tenure of Maryland Attorney General, Douglas Gansler as President of NAAG for the entire year of 2012 and for 2013

7. Please provide me with a list of all NAAG voting records that would indicate who voted for Douglas Gansler for President of NAAG.

8. What is the official tax designation for the State of Florida, Tobacco and Mortgage Settlement monies diverted to NAAG, is it considered part of the Florida State general fund or Florida State federal tax dollars ?

9. Please provide a copy of any State of Florida vetting process, and/or protocol, and/or method that would protect the State of Florida from entering into contracts with entities where past and/or present members have known direct ties to white collar criminals.

10. Please provide a copy of any State of Florida vetting process, and/or protocol, and/or method that would protect the State of Florida from entering into contracts with entities where past and/or present members have known direct ties to organized crime syndicates.

11. Please provide a copy of any State of Florida vetting process, and/or protocol and/or method that would protect the State of Florida from entering into contracts with entities where past and/or present members have known direct ties to transnational organized crime syndicates.

12. Copies of any and all correspondence, telephone records, emails, etc. between the dates of Oct. 1, 1997 and Feb. 1, 1998 of the Texas Attorney General, Dan Morales, between Florida Attorney General, Robert Butterworth, and Maryland Attorney General, Joseph Curran Jr.

13. A copy of the Florida Attorney General's definition for the phrase "white collar criminal".

14. A copy of the Florida Attorney General's definition for the phrase "organized crime syndicate".

15. A copy of the Florida Attorney General's definition for the phrase "transnational organized crime syndicate".

If any documents are withheld, please provide a complete explanation.

I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

I agree to pay reasonable copying cost.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

If you have any questions concerning this please feel free to contact me via email at ddstonetechnology@gmail.com or cellphone (772) 834-6175.

Best Regards,

Donald Stone
871 NE Dixie Hwy.
Ste. 8
Jensen Beach, FL. 34957
772 834 6175

From: Leslie Jacobs

September 2, 2013

Mr. Donald Stone
Via email requests@muckrock.com

Dear Mr. Stone:

The Attorney General’s office has received your public records request
dated September 1, 2015 for the following documents:

1. Copy of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) document that
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi signed in partnership with the
Brechner Center for Freedom of Information.
2. Copy of the contract between the state of Florida and the National
Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) that diverts a portion of the
Tobacco Settlement money to NAAG.
3. Documents that clarify how the state of Florida payment to NAAG is
determined for the Tobacco Settlements
4. Copy of the contract between the state of Florida and NAAG that
diverts a portion of the Mortgage Settlement money to NAAG.
5. Documents that clarify how the state of Florida payment to NAAG is
determined for the Mortgage Settlements.
6. Copy of all state of Florida payments, amounts and dates made to NAAG
during the tenure of Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler as
president of NAAG for the entire year of 2012 and for 2013.
7. List of all NAAG voting records that would indicate who voted for
Douglas Gansler for president of NAAG.
8. The official tax designation for the state of Florida, Tobacco and
Mortgage Settlement monies diverted to NAAG; is it considered part of
the Florida state general fund of the Florida state federal tax
dollars?
9. Copy of any state of Florida vetting process and/or protocol and/or
method that would protect the state from entering into contracts with
entities where past and/or present members have known direct ties to
white collar criminals.
10. Copy of any state of Florida vetting process and/or protocol
and/or method that would protect the state from entering into
contracts with entities where past and/or present members have known
direct ties to organized crime syndicates.
11. Copy of any state of Florida vetting process and/or protocol
and/or method that would protect the state from entering into
contracts with entities where past and/or present members have known
direct ties to transnational organized crime syndicates.
12. Copies of any and all correspondence, telephone records,
emails, etc. between the dates of October 1, 1997 and February 1,
1998 of the Texas Attorney General, Dan Morales, between Florida
Attorney General Robert Butterworth and Maryland Attorney General
Joseph Curran, Jr.
13. A copy of the Florida Attorney General’s definition for the
phrase “white collar criminal.”
14. A copy of the Florida Attorney General’s definition for the
phrase “organized crime syndicate.”
15. A copy of the Florida Attorney General’s definition for the
phrase “transnational organized crime syndicate.”

This letter will serve as an acknowledgement of your request and
notification that the statutory obligation of the agency’s custodian of
public records is to provide access to that agency’s existing records.
However, Chapter 119, F.S. does not provide that the custodian answer
questions regarding the agency’s records or provide legal research.
We will therefore search the Office of the Attorney General for anything we
have responsive to your request. Please note that there may be a fee for
copying and the review involved in the production of these records. In the
event that you have additional questions, feel free to contact our office
at 850-245-0140.

Sincerely,

Leslie Jacobs
Public Records Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
PL 01, The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
(850) 245-0140(o)
(850) 487-2564 (f)

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 1, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Leslie Jacobs

Dear Mr. Stone:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email requesting a status update on
your public records request. We are working to determine what records are
in our posession responsive to your request but have not completed that
process. We will respond as soon as that is complete.

Sincerely,

Leslie Jacobs
Public Records Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
PL 01, The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
(850) 245-0140(o)
(850) 487-2564 (f)

From: requests@muckrock.com
To: Leslie.Jacobs@myfloridalegal.com
Date: 09/17/2015 05:00 AM
Subject: RE: Sunshine Law Request: To Florida Attorney General Pamela
Bondi Request for Tobacco & Mortgage Settlement Payments made
to NAAG

September 17, 2015
Florida Attorney General

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 1, 2015. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

---
On Sept. 2, 2015:
September 2, 2013

Mr. Donald Stone
Via email requests@muckrock.com

Dear Mr. Stone:

The Attorney General’s office has received your public records request
dated September 1, 2015 for the following documents:

1. Copy of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) document that
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi signed in partnership with the
Brechner Center for Freedom of Information.
2. Copy of the contract between the state of Florida and the National
Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) that diverts a portion of the
Tobacco Settlement money to NAAG.
3. Documents that clarify how the state of Florida payment to NAAG is
determined for the Tobacco Settlements
4. Copy of the contract between the state of Florida and NAAG that
diverts a portion of the Mortgage Settlement money to NAAG.
5. Documents that clarify how the state of Florida payment to NAAG is
determined for the Mortgage Settlements.
6. Copy of all state of Florida payments, amounts and dates made to NAAG
during the tenure of Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler as
president of NAAG for the entire year of 2012 and for 2013.
7. List of all NAAG voting records that would indicate who voted for
Douglas Gansler for president of NAAG.
8. The official tax designation for the state of Florida, Tobacco and
Mortgage Settlement monies diverted to NAAG; is it considered part of
the Florida state general fund of the Florida state federal tax
dollars?
9. Copy of any state of Florida vetting process and/or protocol and/or
method that would protect the state from entering into contracts with
entities where past and/or present members have known direct ties to
white collar criminals.
10. Copy of any state of Florida vetting process and/or protocol
and/or method that would protect the state from entering into
contracts with entities where past and/or present members have known
direct ties to organized crime syndicates.
11. Copy of any state of Florida vetting process and/or protocol
and/or method that would protect the state from entering into
contracts with entities where past and/or present members have known
direct ties to transnational organized crime syndicates.
12. Copies of any and all correspondence, telephone records,
emails, etc. between the dates of October 1, 1997 and February 1,
1998 of the Texas Attorney General, Dan Morales, between Florida
Attorney General Robert Butterworth and Maryland Attorney General
Joseph Curran, Jr.
13. A copy of the Florida Attorney General’s definition for the
phrase “white collar criminal.”
14. A copy of the Florida Attorney General’s definition for the
phrase “organized crime syndicate.”
15. A copy of the Florida Attorney General’s definition for the
phrase “transnational organized crime syndicate.”

This letter will serve as an acknowledgement of your request and
notification that the statutory obligation of the agency’s custodian of
public records is to provide access to that agency’s existing records.
However, Chapter 119, F.S. does not provide that the custodian answer
questions regarding the agency’s records or provide legal research.
We will therefore search the Office of the Attorney General for anything we
have responsive to your request. Please note that there may be a fee for
copying and the review involved in the production of these records. In the
event that you have additional questions, feel free to contact our office
at 850-245-0140.

Sincerely,

Leslie Jacobs
Public Records Coordinator
Office of the Attorney General
PL 01, The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
(850) 245-0140(o)
(850) 487-2564 (f)
---
On Sept. 1, 2015:

Pamela Bondi
Florida Attorney General
Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

REF: Florida Public Information Act Request

Dear Pamela Bondi,

I was referred to your office by Florida CFO, Jeff Atwater concerning this
matter.

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15
(1995)), I hereby request the following records:

1. Please provide me with a copy of the Government Accountability Project
(GAP) document that Florida Attorney General, Pamela Bondi signed in
partnership with the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information (
http://brechner.org/open%20government%20pledge%20request.asp)

2. Please provide a copy of the contract between the State of Florida and
the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) that diverts a portion
of the Tobacco Settlement money to NAAG.

3. Please provide the documents that clarify how the State of Florida
payment to NAAG is determined for the Tobacco Settlements.

4. Please provide a copy of the contract between the State of Florida and
the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) that diverts a portion
of the Mortgage Settlement money to NAAG.

5. Please provide the documents that clarify how the State of Florida
payment to NAAG is determined for the Mortgage Settlements.

6. Please provide me with a copy of all State of Florida payments, amounts,
and dates made to NAAG during the tenure of Maryland Attorney General,
Douglas Gansler as President of NAAG for the entire year of 2012 and for
2013

7. Please provide me with a list of all NAAG voting records that would
indicate who voted for Douglas Gansler for President of NAAG.

8. What is the official tax designation for the State of Florida, Tobacco
and Mortgage Settlement monies diverted to NAAG, is it considered part of
the Florida State general fund or Florida State federal tax dollars ?

9. Please provide a copy of any State of Florida vetting process, and/or
protocol, and/or method that would protect the State of Florida from
entering into contracts with entities where past and/or present members
have known direct ties to white collar criminals.

10. Please provide a copy of any State of Florida vetting process, and/or
protocol, and/or method that would protect the State of Florida from
entering into contracts with entities where past and/or present members
have known direct ties to organized crime syndicates.

11. Please provide a copy of any State of Florida vetting process, and/or
protocol and/or method that would protect the State of Florida from
entering into contracts with entities where past and/or present members
have known direct ties to transnational organized crime syndicates.

12. Copies of any and all correspondence, telephone records, emails, etc.
between the dates of Oct. 1, 1997 and Feb. 1, 1998 of the Texas Attorney
General, Dan Morales, between Florida Attorney General, Robert Butterworth,
and Maryland Attorney General, Joseph Curran Jr.

13. A copy of the Florida Attorney General's definition for the phrase
"white collar criminal".

14. A copy of the Florida Attorney General's definition for the phrase
"organized crime syndicate".

15. A copy of the Florida Attorney General's definition for the phrase
"transnational organized crime syndicate".

If any documents are withheld, please provide a complete explanation.

I would prefer the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment
if available or CD-ROM if not.

I agree to pay reasonable copying cost.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

If you have any questions concerning this please feel free to contact me
via email at ddstonetechnology@gmail.com or cellphone (772) 834-6175.

Best Regards,

Donald Stone
871 NE Dixie Hwy.
Ste. 8
Jensen Beach, FL. 34957
772 834 6175

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