Sexual harassment suit expected against NJ governor
Jeannie Shawl on 8/13/2004 02:22:25 PM
New Jersey's former homeland security adviser, Golan Cipel, is expected to file suit against New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey alleging sexual misconduct. Cipel was appointed to the post by McGreevey in 2002 after the two met while McGreevey was traveling in Israel. Prior to announcing his resignation from the governorship (as reported on JURIST's Paper Chase), McGreevey's attorney reportedly told the FBI that Cipel and his attorney were extorting money from the governor. Federal sources are now probing allegations made by McGreevey's lawyer, the possibility that McGreevey abused the power of office, and whether Cipel used his relationship with McGreevey to get jobs. ABC News has more. Although McGreevey said his resignation will be effective November 15, New Jersey Republicans are calling on the governor to step down immediately, saying that "awkward stories" about the governor threaten to undermine his "ability to govern" and will impact everyone in New Jersey. AP has more. Trenton's Times has local coverage of how McGreevey's replacement will be chosen, according to the New Jersey Constitution.