MA Attorney General: Debt Collection

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Attorney General's Office of Massachusetts.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

Contracts and communications between the Attorney General's office and debt collection company/firms between 1990 and the date this request is processed, including but not limited to the following companies/firms:

-American Corrective Counseling Services
-Account Management Systems

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, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Woodman, Grant (AGO)

Hi Shawn,

Thank you for your email. Would it be possible to discuss your request over the phone on Wednesday? I'm a little unclear of exactly what you are looking for and want to make the search as efficient as possible.

From: Woodman, Grant (AGO)


Please find attached the response to your public records request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

From: Woodman, Grant (AGO)

Hi Shawn,

Please find attached a second response to your public records request. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,