A paralegal at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit has been suspended due to suspicions that she leaked confidential information to Monica Conyers’s former chief of staff Sam Riddle, while he was under criminal investigation, reports the Detroit News.
When asked by telephone whether she was still working as a paralegal in the U.S. Attorney’s special prosecutions unit, Wendolyn Greene responded with a curt “no,” and hung up the phone.
When the paper called U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Gina Balaya to find out more, they were told “We had an employee by that name; I don’t know her status.” Balaya later called the paper back to clarify, saying that Greene “is still an employee of this office.” But beyond that, “we can’t discuss her status at all,” she said.
The controversy came around the time that Synagro Technologies Inc.’s bribery scandal became public, which was about a year ago. Greene has been dating Riddle, and federal officials suspected that Greene leaked information regarding an ongoing federal investigation, the paper’s source said.
One source told the paper that officials suspected that Greene told Riddle about a search of someone’s home that was part of a Detroit City Hall investigation. The investigation of Greene is being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Grand Rapids in order to avoid any conflict of interest, sources told the paper.
To read our report on the Synagro Technologies Inc. bribery scandal, click here. To read about John Conyers has become implicated in the scandal click here.