Recent controversy over a credit union account opened to help the family of convicted Stanford University student Brock Turner got some in the industry questioning whether and how credit unions can refuse services to members, and it appears credit union boards play a big role in determining the answer.

The controversy centered around the Beavercreek, Ohio-based Wright-Patt Credit Union, which faced harsh public criticism a few weeks ago after Turner’s father set up a legal support fund there. Turner, 20, was accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the Stanford campus. Earlier this month, he was sentenced to six months in jail plus three years of probation.

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