Kuhl Papers Handed Out Accidentally

An unpaid volunteeer for Congressional candidate Samara Barend was inadvertently given the divorce records of Barend’s opponent, State Senator Randy Kuhl. The announcement was made at a news conference in Bath held by the Steuben County Attorney and Sheriff’s Department. 22 year old Andrew Rachlin, who authorities say is a student from the area, who’s now studying in Europe, was asked by Barend’s campaign manager, Jonah Siegellak, to go to the Steuben County clerk’s office and search the public records for any information concerning Kuhl. An employee who gave Rachlin public records accidentally included the divorce papers, which were supposed to have been sealed. That fact was discovered by another employee when Rachlin returned the records. The clerk’s office employees have not been identified. No criminal charges will be filed, although the clerk’s office is continuing to investigate. No comment from either campaign.


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