- Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The state technology manager who leaked former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s personal emails has notified the state that he plans to sue.

An attorney for Michael Rodgers says in a letter dated July 7 that the state subjected Rodgers to “investigations without proper notice and an opportunity for a hearing.” He also points to “published reports containing false and stigmatizing statements” about Rodgers’ placement on leave.

The attorney, Steven Brischetto, tells the Oregonian (https://bit.ly/1IfKhpi ) that a lawsuit has not yet been filed.

Rodgers has acknowledged leaking 6,000 emails, saying he feared they contained public records that would be deleted.

Rodgers is on leave for his job as the state’s interim enterprise technology administrator.

Prosecutors say releasing the emails was a crime but declined charge Rodgers.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com


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