mucrockMove over, Julian Assange. There's a new document leaker making headlines.
His name is Michael Morisy, the co-founder of a Massachusetts-based open-records website and blog called MuckRock, and he recently published some data about food-stamp money being spent throughout the state as part of a federal nutrition program. Morisy obtained the data through an open-records request with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, but the federal government claims the information was released in error, thus violating federal law. So it alerted the department.
Now, as the Boston Globe reports, Morisy could face jail time. "Failure to remove this information may result in fines or imprisonment," read a letter he received from the state on Monday.Read More »from Blogger could face jail time and fine for publishing food-stamp data