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The Latest: Assemblywoman faces new misconduct claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on allegations of misconduct in opposition to California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (all occasions native):

four:30 p.m.

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is dealing with contemporary allegations of misconduct involving discussions about intercourse and consuming alcohol in her place of job.

San Diego legal professional Dan Gilleon filed a proper criticism Wednesday detailing the allegations with the Assembly Rules Committee. He filed it on behalf of 4 nameless former contributors of Garcia’s workforce.

Gilleon says the workforce contributors will cooperate with an investigation however don't wish to liberate their names publicly for concern of retribution. He says none nonetheless paintings within the Legislature.

Garcia says she's going to cope with every factor personally when the investigations are closed. She says in a Facebook publish she is assured she has handled her workforce “fairly and respectfully.”

She took an unpaid go away of absence beginning Friday after an allegation surfaced that she had groped a former male legislative staffer. She denies his declare.

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three p.m.

California’s Legislative Women’s Caucus has named a new appearing chair after sexual misconduct allegations induced its outspoken chief to take a go away of absence.

Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Eggman of Stockton is the intervening time chair of the gang of girls lawmakers that specializes in passing insurance policies reaping benefits girls and households.

The caucus’s Wednesday vote comes after remaining week’s information that Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, the prior chair, is the topic of an investigation for allegedly groping a male legislative staffer. Garcia, who denies the claims, is on an unpaid go away of absence.

San Diego legal professional Dan Gilleon is making plans a press convention Wednesday to announce further misconduct allegations in opposition to Garcia through a few of her former staff. Gilleon says he’ll ship a letter to the Assembly Rules Committee outlining the claims.

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