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Thu Jun 7, 2018, 12:11 AM

Former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes to file for bankruptcy, attorney says

Three years since ending her controversial tenure as Oregon's first lady, the legal headaches continue for Cylvia Hayes.

Hayes will file for bankruptcy this week, her lawyer indicated in a court filing Wednesday, in part to get out from under about $125,000 in debts and penalties she accrued in her legal battle to keep her emails secret. She also faces a potential six-figure fine for violating state ethics laws.

Her attorney, Eli Stutsman, informed the Oregon Court of Appeals of Hayes' plans on Wednesday.

The Oregonian/OregonLive filed a public records request for Hayes' emails discussing state business in late 2014, after questions arose about the overlap between her public role and private contracting. But Hayes argued she was not subject to public records laws.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/06/embattled_former_first_lady_cy.html

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