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Troopergate Continues to Follow Palin

Police union's ethics complaint alleges gov. broke confidentiality
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2008 4:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – Alaska’s Public Safety Employees Association has filed a complaint against Gov. Sarah Palin, charging she disclosed confidential information about state trooper Mike Wooten in attempts to get him fired, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The union says a Palin aide cited confidential information about Wooten—involved in thorny divorce proceedings with the governor’s sister—in a call to a superior officer.

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Frank Bailey was trying to get Wooten fired, and mentioned in the February call he might have lied on his application and made a false worker’s compensation claim—information Bailey shouldn’t have had access to. Bailey said he learned the information from Palin’s husband, Todd. Sarah Palin is also under investigation for dismissing a cabinet official who refused to fire Wooten. (Read more Troopergate stories.)

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