I hope she gets fired for this.
A records clerk in Ohio has reportedly come under fire for illegally accessing information on "Joe the Plumber" through a statewide database.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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A records clerk in Ohio has been charged with gross misconduct after unlawfully using a state database to access information on the man famously known as "Joe the Plumber," according to several local press accounts.
Julie McConnell, a long-time records clerk with the Toledo police department investigative services bureau, reportedly used the database -- called the Law Enforcement Automated Data System or LEADS -- to access information on Joe Wurzelbacher.
Wurzelbacher, a 34-year-old Ohio man looking to buy a plumbing business, rose to political fame after questioning Barack Obama on his "spreading the wealth" remarks during an Oct. 12 rally in Holland, Ohio. He has since become a symbol for John McCain's campaign, which says Obama proposes to raise taxes on small businesses.
McConnell allegedly used the LEADS database to confirm Wurzelbacher's address at the request of a local television reporter, according to a report published in the Toledo Blade.