Labor board member accused of leaks resigns

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Associated Press

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Updated Monday, May 28 at 7:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the National Labor Relations Board accused of leaking inside information has resigned.

The board says Republican Terence Flynn submitted his resignation Saturday. He had been under pressure to leave since March, when the board's inspector general said Flynn committed ethics violations by improperly revealing confidential details on the status of pending cases.

Flynn shared the information with two former board members, including a one-time labor adviser to presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's campaign. That adviser, Peter Schaumber, left the Romney campaign in December, around the time the investigation into Flynn began.

Flynn had denied any wrongdoing, but the inspector general issued a second report earlier this month finding even more improper disclosures. The allegations have been referred to the Justice Department.

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