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Lawmakers Want Probe into Order to Destroy Docs
04/04/2013 03:10 PM ET  

The request comes after the director of Maine's Division of Local Public Health filed a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission, claiming she was harrassed after refusing to destroy documents.

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) _ Five state lawmakers are calling for an investigation into claims by a Maine Center for Disease Control official that she was ordered to destroy documents.

Sen. Margaret Craven and Rep. Peggy Rotundo, both Lewiston Democrats, tell the Sun Journal that they're asking Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability to look into the accusations by Sharon Leahy-Lind.

Leahy-Lind, director of the Division of Local Public Health, says she refused an order to destroy scoring results for 27 Healthy Maine Partnerships.

The letter sent to OPEGA requesting the investigation was also signed by a third Democrat, Rep. Richard Farnsworth, of Portland, and two Republicans, Rep. Michael Beaulieu, of Auburn, and Rep. Michael McClellan, of Raymond.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were at stake. Through her lawyer, Leahy-Lind said the test results she was ordered to destroy differ from the official scoring results posted on the CDC's website. Leahy-Lind has filed a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission. 


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