Shakour aide sued for not fully releasing financial documents
Former Student Association insider Brandon Sherr, a junior, filed suit against SA President Audai Shakour’s top financial aide on Sunday in an effort to receive the Shakour administration’s financial documents, which Sherr claims are public information.
In late August, Sherr requested to view financial records from all summer transactions by the Shakour administration, and in late September was granted partial access to the records. Because the administration did not supply complete financial records, Sherr filed suit against Shakour’s vice president of financial affairs, Stephanie Adelman, a junior.
Sherr said he has no ulterior motives in requesting to see the financial documents, only saying he “hopes there was no wrongdoing.”
Vice President of Judicial and Legislative Affairs Jeff Goodman, a junior, will be defending Adelman in the case that will be heard by the SA Court on Tuesday. Goodman said the case is “not a big deal.”
Goodman said the financial records were not available in full because they were not in the SA office and the documents contain sensitive information, including students’ Social Security numbers.
In 1997 a similar case was brought before the SA court, in which a reporter from The Hatchet sued the SA for not fully disclosing financial documents. A precedent was set then that all SA financial records are public information.