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Wife's Sweet Email Whisperings To Lover End Up In Husband's Hands

The award for the most creative use of the Freedom of Information Act goes to ... drum roll please .... a jilted husband.

Huh?

Let me clear that one up.  Wife was having an affair with a Kentucky state employee.  Catch that?  A state employee.  Once you involve the state, you see, you trigger that state's Freedom of Information Act.

And because the employee worked for the state - yep, you guessed it - his emails, including those with the wife, became a matter of public record.  Husband suspects that the emails will provide details of his wife's affair and he wants to see them.

Why, I don't know.  He's in left field or third base, depending on your perspective.  But that's not the point. 

The wife and now former state employee apparently forgot their emails would become a matter of public record.  Initially, the state refused to release the employee's emails, most likely because they were salacious and allegedly private.  A Kentucky judge overruled the state, however, and ordered the emails released to the husband.

A word to the wise here:  Don't use electronic documents to carry on an affair or, for that matter, waste time as an employee.  Especially if you're a public employee.  You never know where your emails are going to end up.

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