A Georgia district attorney was charged with bribes after “sexually harassing a top female employee and attempting to pay a prosecutor to withdraw her shoplifting charges.”
- Donald Richard’Dick’Donovan, 75, arrested Monday in Paulding County
- He has been charged with four felony charges, including bribes and false oaths.
- Following an investigation of sexual harassment claims by top female staff
- Victim defender Jaime White filed a harassment proceeding against Donovan in 2019
- Prosecutors say Donovan lied under oath in this case and attempted to bribe
- Donovan has been the District Attorney for Paulding County since 2011
Donald Richard’Dick’Donovan, 75, has been charged with four serious offenses in Georgia
A Georgia district attorney has been charged with bribery and other charges in an investigation resulting from alleged sexual harassment of a female employee.
Donald Richard’Dick’Donovan, 75, surrendered for arrest in Paulding County on Monday, where he was charged with false oaths, bribes, and police breach of oath.
Donovan, a district attorney in Paulding County since 2011, was charged after an investigation resulting from a sexual harassment proceeding filed in 2019 by Jaime White, who worked as a victim advocate in his office. It was.
The proceedings accused Donovan of making some unwanted steps against White between 2017 and 2019. It allegedly explained in detail his sexual fantasy about her.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigated the matter and said Donovan had refuted the proceedings in an affidavit. His denial is the basis for false oaths.
Donovan (left and right), who has been a district attorney for Paulding County since 2011, was charged after an investigation triggered by a sexual harassment proceeding.
“I have never suggested we have sex, I have never offered to have sex with her, I have never said I want to have sex with her, I will have sex with her I have never touched her in the wrong place, “Donovan said in an affidavit. Atlanta Journal-Constitution..
Contrary to the affidavit, White provided the investigator with audio tapes and notes, according to the prosecutor.
The indictment lied when Donovan denied that she “never said she wanted to have sex” and denied that she “explains his fantasy that wants to be physical” with the woman. He sometimes claims to have lied.
The accusation of bribes against Donovan is related to his allegations that he bribed the prosecutor to withdraw the accusation of shoplifting against White.
The indictment also alleges that Donovan violated his oath of office when he committed a bribe.
The indictment alleges that Donovan lied in his office when he denied that he had “never said he wanted to have sex” with the victim’s defenders.He can be seen above at community events
Bribery charges against Donovan (second from right) are related to allegations of trying to bribe prosecutors to withdraw shoplifting charges against female employees.
In complaints of discrimination, White repeatedly said he was in love with her and claimed to have forced her to sit in a long private meeting with him.
According to White, Donovan’s actions against her caused her “anxiety, shame, and mental distress.”
White’s civil lawsuit was settled in January 2020 for $ 300,000. Donovan denied any misconduct.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has the authority to suspend Donovan as a district attorney if a committee appointed by the Governor deems it necessary.
The Commission is currently considering prosecution against Donovan.
Donovan’s arrest warrant was issued Thursday and he surrendered for a reservation until Tuesday.
Donovan surrendered at about 4:30 pm on Monday and was released after issuing a $ 2,500 cash bond about an hour later.
Georgia District Attorney Donald Donovan is charged with bribery
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