A top NYC Board of Elections lawyer is being probed for sexual harassment, a source with knowledge of the situation revealed.
Steven Richman, who serves as a city Board of Elections general counsel, faces probes from both the city Department of Investigation and the Manhattan DA’s office, the source confirmed.
“It was a sexual thing,” the source said. “It wasn’t anything with a vendor or money.”
Richman has requested a leave of absence, which the board’s commissioners granted Tuesday. It extends through Sept. 25, at which point he could ask for an extension or potentially return to work.
He has served as the board’s general counsel since Jan. 1999 and served as a member of the Democratic National Convention’s Rules Committee, according to his LinkedIn profile.
City Conflicts of Interest Board financial disclosure forms show that as of 2018