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Email from wife's account shadows Calif. treasurer { Nadia & Bill Lockyer }
AP via Yahoo! ^ | 4/18/12 | DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

Posted on 04/18/2012 4:47:50 PM PDT by SmithL

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state treasurer Bill Lockyer is used to the public spotlight. Just not like this.

After a political career spanning four decades, Lockyer is drawing attention not for his job but for his marital troubles, his wife's substance abuse and her claim that she was roughed up by an ex-boyfriend at a motel room.

And with each new development, the story has taken ever stranger turns.

An email last week that appeared to be sent from Nadia Lockyer, herself a promising San Francisco Bay area politician, went to a newspaper, accusing her husband, a former state attorney general, of supplying her with drugs — a charge he denies.

"I simply can't bear this any longer. Goodbye to everyone," the note read. The newspaper, fearing for her safety, called police.

Nadia Lockyer, 40, didn't harm herself. Federal and state authorities will not say if they're investigating the drug allegation, but the state attorney general's office took over the probe of the incident involving her ex-boyfriend.

Despite it all, the 70-year-old Lockyer has "remained focused on doing the job he was elected to do," said his spokesman, Tom Dresslar.

The saga, nevertheless, has been a distraction for an office that oversees tens of billions of dollars in bond sales and other state investments. And it threatens to imperil not only Nadia Lockyer's political future, but tarnish one of the state's longest serving political figures.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: billlockyer; california; cultureofcorruption; lockyer; nadialockyer; rats; sanfrancisco; yourtaxdollarsatwork
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1 posted on 04/18/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Trash at taxpayer expense.

2 posted on 04/18/2012 4:53:39 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SmithL

Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick ..

Tonite on 60 Minutos

California Political Marriages of Opportunity and the havoc they leave behind

over to you Biff..

3 posted on 04/18/2012 4:56:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: SmithL; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; LdSentinal; SJackson; ...

4 posted on 04/18/2012 6:18:15 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Nice song!

5 posted on 04/19/2012 4:42:13 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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