Disclosures of appearance of undue favor for 2013

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Ethics Commission of Massachusetts.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

All "Disclosures of Appearance of Undue Favor or Improper Influence" filed with the Ethics Commission during the 2013 calendar year. An example of this form is available at the following link:

http://www.mass.gov/ethics/disclosure-forms/state-employee-disclosure-forms/

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: David Giannotti

Hi Todd,

Could you please call me at 617-371-9505 to discuss your request?

Thanks,

David

___________________________________________
David Giannotti

Public Education and Communications Division Chief

State Ethics Commission

One Ashburton Place, Room 619

Boston, MA 02108

617-371-9505

email: dgiannotti@eth.state.ma.us <mailto:dgiannotti@eth.state.ma.us>

www.mass.gov/ethics <http://www.mass.gov/ethics>

The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential, is intended for the use of the recipient(s) named above, and may be exempt from public disclosure or subject to the attorney/client or work product privileges. If the reader of this message is not an intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete it and destroy all copies.

From: Todd Feathers

David,

Thanks again to clueing me in to the other list. I'd like to revise my request to all section 23(b)(3) filed by the following individuals:

Martha Coakley, Marisa Donelan, Steven Grossman, Paula Finley Mangum, Thomas McGee, Martin Murphy, Timothy Murray, Karen Nober, Charles Smartwood, Regina Quinlan, and William Trach.

Let me know if there any other issues, and thanks so much for your time.

Todd

From: David Giannotti

Ok, thanks Todd.

We'll pull these together and get them to you asap.

David

___________________________________________
David Giannotti

Public Education and Communications Division Chief

State Ethics Commission

One Ashburton Place, Room 619

Boston, MA 02108

617-371-9505

email: dgiannotti@eth.state.ma.us <mailto:dgiannotti@eth.state.ma.us>

www.mass.gov/ethics <http://www.mass.gov/ethics>

The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential, is intended for the use of the recipient(s) named above, and may be exempt from public disclosure or subject to the attorney/client or work product privileges. If the reader of this message is not an intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete it and destroy all copies.

From: David Giannotti

Todd,

One quick clarification. Do you just want the any 2013 section 23(b)(3) for the individuals identified below?

Let me know.

David

___________________________________________
David Giannotti

Public Education and Communications Division Chief

State Ethics Commission

One Ashburton Place, Room 619

Boston, MA 02108

617-371-9505

email: dgiannotti@eth.state.ma.us

www.mass.gov/ethics

The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential, is intended for the use of the recipient(s) named above, and may be exempt from public disclosure or subject to the attorney/client or work product privileges. If the reader of this message is not an intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete it and destroy all copies.

From: Todd Feathers

David,

Yeah, let's limit it to that for now. And thanks again!

Todd

From: David Giannotti

Ok, thanks Todd.

___________________________________________
David Giannotti
Public Education and Communications Division Chief
State Ethics Commission
One Ashburton Place, Room 619
Boston, MA  02108
617-371-9505
email: dgiannotti@eth.state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/ethics

The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential, is intended for the use of the recipient(s) named above, and may be exempt from public disclosure or subject to the attorney/client or work product privileges.  If the reader of this message is not an intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.  If you receive this communication in error, please delete it and destroy all copies.

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 Jan. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: David Giannotti

Sorry for the delay Todd. Let me get an update and I'll get back to you.

David

___________________________________________
David Giannotti
Public Education and Communications Division Chief
State Ethics Commission
One Ashburton Place, Room 619
Boston, MA  02108
617-371-9505
email: dgiannotti@eth.state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/ethics

The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential, is intended for the use of the recipient(s) named above, and may be exempt from public disclosure or subject to the attorney/client or work product privileges.  If the reader of this message is not an intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.  If you receive this communication in error, please delete it and destroy all copies.

From: David Giannotti

Hi Todd,

Your request is still in process. You should have the disclosures within the week.

David

___________________________________________
David Giannotti

Public Education and Communications Division Chief

State Ethics Commission

One Ashburton Place, Room 619

Boston, MA 02108

617-371-9505

email: dgiannotti@eth.state.ma.us <mailto:dgiannotti@eth.state.ma.us>

www.mass.gov/ethics <http://www.mass.gov/ethics>

The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential, is intended for the use of the recipient(s) named above, and may be exempt from public disclosure or subject to the attorney/client or work product privileges. If the reader of this message is not an intended recipient, you are notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete it and destroy all copies.

From: Todd Feathers

Great, thanks David.

From: Deirdre Roney

Dear Mr. Feathers,

The Commission's response to your request is attached. I will send you another email after this with the remainder of the disclosures.

Deirdre Roney
General Counsel
State Ethics Commission
One Ashburton Place, Rm 619
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 371-9509
droney@eth.state.ma.us

From: Deirdre Roney

Dear Mr. Feathers,

The remainder of the disclosures are attached.

Deirdre Roney
General Counsel
State Ethics Commission
One Ashburton Place, Rm 619
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 371-9509
droney@eth.state.ma.us

From: Todd Feathers

Thank you very much, you've all been quite helpful with this.

Best,
Todd

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