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 March 11, 2011  Posted by  Breaches

Randy Ludlow reports:

The former top lawyer at the Ohio Department of Public Safety faces professional misconduct charges because he intercepted confidential e-mails involving the state inspector general and others.

Joshua Engel has been charged by the state’s legal-ethics watchdog with misconduct that interfered with the administration of justice and that calls into question his fitness to practice law.

Engel was fired last year after officials discovered that he had ordered the installation of a computer “filter” that automatically copied him on e-mails between Public Safety employees, the inspector general’s office and Dispatch reporters.

Read more in the Columbus Dispatch.

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