Skip to comments.DOJ reveals name of ex-US Attorney accused of sexual misconduct after Buzzfeed lawsuit
Posted on 05/20/2019 12:46:09 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
The Justice Department has revealed the name of a former U.S. attorney accused of misconduct after Buzzfeed News successfully sued for disclosure of his identity.
The Justice Department announced in May 2017 that the since-retired attorney had an affair with a subordinate, created a hostile work environment and possibly violated department policy on sexual harassment. A federal judge ruled in March that public interest superseded government officials right to privacy, forcing the Justice Department to disclose last week the attorney in question was Stephen Wigginton, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois from 2010 to 2015. Wigginton was also charged with driving under the influence and causing a car crash in 2017.
In the March ruling, U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick ruled the Justice Department omitted key details in arguing Wiggintons case only involved an improper consensual relationship.
Instead, the improper relationship was so open and obvious that it caused employees within the Office to feel powerless, embarrassed, and distracted, and resulted in a work environment that some described as unbearable and hostile, Broderick wrote. In addition to work environment issues, the conduct had an impact on the operations of the Office since it resulted in disparate treatment regarding bonuses and disciplinary actions, and led some to avoid the U.S. Attorney and Supervisory AUSA at all costs.
Following the OIGs investigation into this matter, the Department took appropriate steps to assess and address the issues outlined in the OIGs report, a Justice Department spokesperson told Buzzfeed. The department has complete confidence in the new leadership and overall professionalism of the [US attorneys office] in the Southern District of Illinois.
Stephen R. Wigginton is an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois from 2010 to 2015.
On May 23, 2017, he was charged with driving under the influence after causing a one car crash in Troy, Illinois.
So, where is the whoopie? It happens all the time in every work environment.
I want the list from Congress that cost US $million$
“...the improper relationship was so open and obvious that it caused employees within the Office to feel powerless, embarrassed, and distracted..”
The women that is....and jealous as hell too.
Weird the lengths these articles go to avoid pointing out that he was appointed by Obama.
That's a big whoppie.
"You are correct sir!"
Obama admistration: Not A Whiff Of Scandal . . . except for . . . oh, yeah, and . . . oh, yeah, there’s that . . . and this . . . and that . . . and, etc.
I concur! This should be made public as part of the declassification of all the rest of the dirty deeds.
Where is Judicial Watch on that one?
Never dip your pen in company ink.
It was adulterous, and he gave her quite a few expensive special favors.
Arrested twice for DUI.
Mr. Unique, is that your hairdresser name?
And provided blackmailable intelligence to the Deep State (forget foreign powers) - all the while they sanctimoniously posture as morally superior to Trump and us.
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