After two Baltimore County Public Schools law office employees purportedly refused to destroy financial disclosure statements (FDS) in 2018, a third employee complied, shredding roughly 2,600 of them in the law office while using the office’s own paper shredder.
According to a court document, one employee who resisted the order was allegedly fired by the school system “after she refused to engage in unlawful acts.” She is now suing the district for wrongful termination.
The Baltimore Post began its six-month investigation into the FDS in February 2018, just a few weeks after former Superintendent Dallas Dance was indicted for lying on the same forms. During the time of our investigation, our at-the-time reporter was unable to obtain some of the records because they had been destroyed. And even after investigating the nature of the destruction of financial records for over year, Baltimore County schools was unable to produce details about when employees actually destroyed the records.
New information, found in the legal complaint obtained by The Gunpowder Gazette, alleges that employees were asked to falsify records and a timeline showing when the records were actually destroyed.
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