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Those 25 boxes of backup documents to the Kroll report that are sitting in the City Clerk’s Office are getting more and more attention.

The City Attorney’s Office today released a matrix arguing that Kroll essentially made 9,000 unnecessary copies to back-up the footnotes in its report.

Here’s how it works: The Kroll report, for example, cited a previous investigation by law firm Vinson & Elkins 14 times in its report. Each time, the citation came with a footnote. And, in the 25 boxes of documents, each footnote is backed up by a separate, full copy of the report. So there are 14,375 pages worth of the Vinson & Elkins report amid those 25 boxes. The City Attorney’s Office figures that’s 3,575 pages that were unnecessarily copied, as it claims that Kroll really only needed to copy that report once.

Yesterday the city attorney and mayor requested that Kroll make public the transcripts from its interviews with 68 individuals in connection with the report. The transcripts were not included as part of the backup documents.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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