“The Martin Act vests in the Attorney General the discretion to decide whether to keep the information that he gathers in the course of his investigation secret or public,” Fried wrote in a 16-page decision, referring to a New York securities law. Bank of America, he said, has no “privacy interest that undermines that statutory discretion.”Full Fried ruling below:
Scott Silvestri, a spokesman for Bank of America, had no immediate comment.
Alex Detrick, a spokesman for Cuomo, did not respond to a request for comment on when it might make the names public.
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