ME: Former employees sue Washington County sheriff over release of personnel information

Bill Trotter and Judy Harrison report:

Seventeen ex-employees of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office have sued Sheriff Donnie Smith over the collection and release of their personnel information as part of Smith’s unsuccessful effort to contest the ballot eligibility of two political opponents earlier this year.


The complaint, filed Monday in Washington County Superior Court, alleged that Smith released employees’ Social Security numbers and other personal information — collected from their county employment records — and has left them subject to possible identity theft.

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