Oregon AG denies public records request for more info re: tax fraud

From OregonLive.com:

SALEM — In her first major public records decision, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has denied The Oregonian's request for the names and personnel records of the Department of Revenue workers whose errors led to the biggest tax fraud in state history. 
Revenue demoted one employee last month and took what it described as "formal disciplinary action" against three others following an internal investigation into how a Salem woman was able to claim $3.5 million in income and get a bogus $2.1 million refund from the state on a Visa debit card.
The Oregonian filed an appeal on Aug. 1 to the attorney general, arguing that state law provides for the release of personnel records when there's a compelling public interest. The newspaper also argued that the agency's internal audit report did not fully explain how the fraud occurred, whether public officials were held accountable for their errors or what the agency has done to make sure it does not happen again.