MN: Former DNR employee enters plea in driver’s license snooping case

Nicole Norfleet reports:

Former state employee John Hunt entered an Alford plea Tuesday to charges of breaching thousands of driver’s license files while he worked for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

During a plea settlement hearing in Ramsey County District Court, Hunt admitted that there was sufficient evidence for him to be found guilty of charges that he made about 19,000 queries of protected data, mostly of women, many of whom were prominent figures such as politicians, police officers and news reporters. Hunt, who served as administrative manager of the DNR’s enforcement division, made the queries over nearly five years from the Driver and Vehicle Services database.

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