LAS VEGAS — Jul 16, 2017, 5:09 PM ET

FBI's liaison to Congress cited for misconduct

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The former top federal prosecutor in Nevada has been cited for misconduct in an 8-year-old sex discrimination case.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determined earlier this year that a former female prosecutor was subjected to sex discrimination and retaliation while Greg Brower was in charge of the U.S. attorney's office in Nevada from January 2008 to October 2009, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported ( http://bit.ly/2tgYgdn ) Thursday.

Brower is currently the FBI's top liaison with Congress during its investigation in Russian election meddling. He was also a former Nevada legislator.

The eight-page decision by the commission issued May 19 was obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It supports an administrative judge's opinion that Brower acted hostile toward the prosecutor after she complained that he made a sexist remark.

It also criticized the office for being slow to transfer her after she made the report.

"While acts of discrimination and retaliation are no doubt common within the federal service, it is extremely rare to see such a finding against the U.S. attorney's office, which is charged with upholding the laws of this country," said Las Vegas attorney Adam Levine, who has advised clients in the federal equal employment opportunity process. "If any agency should be aware of the prohibition against retaliation, it is the U.S. attorney's office."

Brower and a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office declined to comment.

Under the decision, the Justice Department will have to pay the former prosecutor a total of $287,998 in legal fees, costs and damages. Brower and other managers involved in the case are required to attend anti-sex discrimination and retaliation training.

The U.S. attorney's office is expected to post the order explaining the commission findings and submit a compliance report.

It is unclear whether Brower will be disciplined now that he is working for the Department of Justice again.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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  • Mr X

    Nine years? Why?

  • Rasta Bomb

    Disciplined? Under the Trump DoJ, he will be promoted and given a pardon for any future misdeeds.

  • Old Timer

    This sexual crap has got to go. Stupid claims by women.

  • steven b

    These remarks and accusations sexual harassment etc. are ridiculously made by a majority of Republicans as if Democrats are more respectful and would never say or do things to women in the work place wherever that may be . Party affiliations have nothing to do about how men act in the work place . There are just as many Democrats ,Clinton [Bill] for one who sexually harassed and had sexual affairs in the Oral Office that's Oval Office Bill is king democrat

  • steven b

    They are taking fun out from the common English language when we can no longer make a public remark or private about a woman's body Even saying ''nice rack'' is now construed as sexually offensive and harassment still the only group where there few limits are the fatsos

  • OMA44

    Do I understand this correctly? Nothing much happens to Brower but a slap on the wrist. The DOJ pays for the complainant's legal fees. Brower lands a job in the DOJ.
    Where is the complainant working? Did she lose her job? Did she get any remuneration?

  • Framerman

    Deplorable

  • Jeffry DeVillez

    This has certainly become the Republican "norm".

  • Edup McD

    Another Republican misogynist exposed!
    This week has barely started ...
    When will it end? "sigh" ...

  • Bob Ross

    good to know.