Scope and Content Note

This series consists of redacted electronic copies of 8,562 pages of paper records that the Albany County District Attorney's Office created or gathered as it investigated whether Darren Dopp, Governor Eliot L. Spitzer's Director of Communications, had perjured himself or committed other crimes during a 2007 inquiry into the "Troopergate" scandal. Included are transcripts of interviews that investigators conducted with Executive Chamber staffers Christine Anderson, Richard Baum, Darren Dopp, William Howard, Sean Patrick Maloney, David Nocenti, Peter Pope, and Marlene Turner; Acting State Police Superintendent Preston Felton; and Dopp's wife, Sandra Dopp, and legal advisor, David Weinraub.

Also present are State Police records, some of which were retroactively created at the request of the Executive Chamber, and Executive Chamber records concerning various State officials' use of State-owned aircraft and vehicles. Copies of electronic mail messages sent or received by Executive Chamber and State Police staffers are also included. Most of these messages were sent or received by Darren Dopp or William Howard; messages written by Governor Spitzer, who used a personal electronic mail account that identified him only as "Laurence," are scattered throughout. The 8,562 Portable Document Format (PDF) files that comprise this series consist of electronic copies of redacted paper records that the Albany County Clerk's Office created in late July or early August 2008. The original records were created in 2007 and early 2008.