In 1992 an earlier group of NAC members, trying to reform practices of the Aldon James/Steven Leitner administration, attempted to assert a member's privilege under New York State laws governing not-for-profit organizations of having access to the Club's membership list for club business and the right to inspect the Club's finances. The administration posed tremendous resistance in the courts. After three court hearings and over $500,000 expended, the courts ruled in favor of the dissident members, and against the James/Leitner administration. Below is the affirmation submitted to the court by Deputy Bureau Chief David G. Samuels, representing the office of then Attorney General Robert Abrams, written in favor of the plaintiff dissident members that helped convince the court of the validity of the plaintiff's case. This victory eventually led to the independent Weiser audit that revealed major irregularities in the Club's financial operations (click here on blue for link).
1992 Affirmation by Attorney General of Right to Inspect NAC Finances and Access Membership List