Can Sanction Orders on the OPMC Website be Expunged?

If you were sanctioned by OPMC perhaps 15 years ago you might want to ask OPMC to remove the public sanction from its website. The regulations say that OPMC must keep the sanction Order public for 10 years. So, it would seem that OPMC has the discretion to take an old sanction Order off the website. However, in my experience OPMC will simply not remove any Order. I suppose you could go to court to say that OPMC is acting in an arbitrary fashion when it refuses to remove a very old sanction, but that would be expensive and I am not at all sure a court would substitute its judgment for that of OPMC.

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