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Release of Personnel Information

I think it would be great if WWAY TV would investigate the lies that Mrs. Steele repeated in TV interviews on channel 3 and other channels: Illicit drugs in the health department (a lie); fraud in the health department (a lie); and misappropriation of health department funds (a lie). TV 3 could start with the following law to investigate as a Class 2 misdemeanor Mrs. Steele's admission to the BOH that she had no factual data to support her claims.

§ 130A 26.2. Penalty for false reporting under Article 9.
Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be maintained under Article 9 of this Chapter or rules adopted under Article 9 of this Chapter; or who knowingly makes a false statement of a material fact in a rule making proceeding or contested case under Article 9 of this Chapter; or who falsifies, tampers with, or knowingly renders inaccurate any recording or monitoring device or method required to be operated or maintained under Article 9 of this Chapter or rules adopted under Article 9 of this Chapter is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. The maximum fine that may be imposed for an offense under this section is ten thousand dollars ($10,000). (1993 (Reg. Sess., 1994), c. 598, s. 3.)

I also think it would be good for TV 3 to investigate in detail the release of the so-called personnel file. It is quite clear from a reading of the law that the personnel file was not released, but only a selected component that dealt with the suspension and reassignment of Mrs. Steele.


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