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April 24, 2012

Did California's Treasurer Supply His Wife with Illegal Drugs?

Nadia Lockyer, wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer (D), resigned from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about her drug addiction and "tortured extramarital affair with a methamphetamine addict."

However, her account "raises serious questions" about her husband's actions. "While she tried to defend him last week, saying that she holds responsibility for taking drugs, she did not deny her earlier claim that Bill Lockyer bought and supplied her with some of those drugs years ago."

Lockyer "also revealed for the first time that she had sought dependency treatment in June 2010 -- after winning a spot for the November runoff, not after the election was over, as previously reported. Bill Lockyer financed most of her campaign from his own political coffers, and of the $1.5 million he kicked in, more than two-thirds came after the June election. If he in effect bought her the office knowing she was addicted to drugs or alcohol, his own judgment -- and his respect for the public he's supposed to serve -- are in serious question."


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