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DOJ Names Ex-US Atty Investigated For In-Office Affair

Law360 (May 20, 2019, 7:42 PM EDT) -- The name of a former U.S. attorney in Illinois who retired while under investigation for having an affair with a subordinate has been released by the U.S. Department of Justice, which produced the information following a protracted legal fight with BuzzFeed News.

The DOJ on Friday released a redacted report by the Office of Inspector General that details an affair between former U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton and a subordinate between 2011 and 2015, finding the relationship created a "difficult work environment" for others in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Illinois.

The information was released following a two-year...

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New York Southern

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Freedom of Information Act


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October 16, 2017

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