Treasurer Goldberg Plays Fast and Loose with Applicant Privacy

Yet another Democrat has been caught playing fast and loose with ethics rules - Treasurer Deb Goldberg has allegedly breached a potential employee's privacy, in order to benefit a private nonprofit she's affiliated with. 

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Deb Goldberg was accused of circumventing a job applicant's privacy when she contacted the applicant's employer and breached confidentiality by informing them of her job search. "And it entangled Goldberg in an awkward conflict: using her position as the state treasurer-elect with access to state employment documents to benefit a private nonprofit agency she heads." (Frank Phillips, "Applicant blames incoming state treasurer for job loss," Boston Globe, 4/7/15)

MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes reacted with the following statement:

"It's appalling that yet another Democrat has been caught crossing the line between her official duties and her own interests. Before Treasurer Goldberg was even sworn in, she knowingly overstepped her position and took it upon herself to unethically circumvent an applicant's privacy. Goldberg owes Ms. Fisher an apology, and she needs to explain what steps she will take to ensure that those seeking employment with her office in the future will have their confidentiality protected.”

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