Attorney general okays release of former treasurer employee's records

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:02pm

A formal opinion from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today says that most of former state treasurer employee Sam Swayze's records should be released as the office custodian of records intended to do.

Swayze is Treasurer Dennis Milligan's first cousin. He was hired despite a state law prohibiting Milligan from hiring his first cousin. Milligan has said he didn't know of the law and dismissed Swayze from his $63,000 job after learning it was illegal. Freedom of Information Act requests were made for Swayze's personnel records. Swayze objected.

By law, the attorney general reviewed. The review concluded that the records should be released. It said some permissible information had been redacted, but the office said it disagreed with one small decision — to redact the amount of leave time Swayze had accrued in his month on the job. Continue>>>
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