Attorney General James’ Statement on Passing of Assistant Attorney General Sandy Mindell

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued the following statement on the passing of Assistant Attorney General Stephen ‘Sandy’ Mindell, who served in the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for more than 60 years:  

“It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a long-time public servant and dear friend: Sandy Mindell. Sandy helped build our Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau and drafted the nation’s first ever ‘lemon law.’ He was a friend and mentor to many throughout his time in our office, and he will be dearly missed. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his wife Margrecia, his son James who followed in his beloved father’s footsteps and serves as Senior Investigative Counsel in our Syracuse Regional Office, and the rest of their family. While Sandy has passed on, we will always find inspiration in the wise words he offered about what it takes to serve New Yorkers: ‘there has to be a fire burning in your belly which an antacid isn’t going to help.’ May his memory be a blessing and inspiration to us all.” 

Sandy Mindell’s obituary is available by visiting: