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MT Supreme Court: Former Ravalli Co. treasurer had no right to privacy over docs

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Valerie Stamey, former Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey, former Ravalli County Treasurer

HELENA - The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling saying former Ravalli County Treasurer Valerie Stamey did not have the right to privacy when it came to releasing documents to the public.

In 2010, Stamey was supervisor of food services at Missoula County Public Schools.

She was later disciplined for what the district said were fraudulent financial transactions.

Several years later, Stamey fell behind in her workload as Ravalli County Treasurer. Media outlets requested documents related to her time at MCPS, but Stamey argued she had a right to privacy.

But Missoula District Court went ahead and released several documents relating to the alleged fraud.

On Tuesday, the Montana Supreme Court upheld the lower court decision saying the District Court had acted "conscientiously and correctly" in it's application of Montana law.

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