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Joe Cryan's Emails - I miss those NJ Politicians

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More than 150 racy e-mails that Assemblyman Joe Cryan sent to a woman later convicted of stalking him have been released, a report on NYPost.com reveals.

 

Cryan fired off the messages to Karen Golding, a lobbyist who says she had a sexual relationship for two years with the Union County Democrat.

 

The 51-year-old sent many of the sexually explicit e-mails from an AOL account that was listed on his Assembly candidacy biography, the report said. Some e-mails were sent from his government e-mail account. (Click here to see nearly 300 pages of documentation.)

 

A lawyer for Cryan told the Post that the e-mails aren't relevant since Golding was convicted of a crime.

 

Golding was admitted to a pre-trial intervention program after her conviction. Her appeal to overturn the conviction was denied in July 2012.

 

Golding has claimed she was involved in an intimate relationship with Cryan and snapped when he began seeing other women. Cryan has disputed that in the past while prosecutors have said it is irrelevant to the case.

 

In 2006, Golding entered into a two-year pre-trial intervention program, this program provides defendants, generally first-time offenders, alternatives to prosecution. The mostly rehabilitative program affords those who complete it no record of conviction. But the next year, Golding was charged with harassing Cryan’s family with repeated phone calls.

 

The state asked to terminate Golding’s participation in the program, but a judge chose instead to extend it a year and Golding entered into a conditional guilty plea to the stalking accusation. Golding also agreed to have no contact with Cryan, some of his friends and his family.

golding.jpg Karen Golding, right, the lobbyist who received more than 150 sexually explicit e-mails from Assemblyman Joe Cryan. erry McCrea/ The Star Ledger

 

But Golding went on to file Open Public Records Act requests for financial disclosures of Union Township employees, including one of Cryan’s sisters; wrote to former Gov. Jon Corzine to complain that because of Cryan she suffered a "tremendous amount of abuse"; and asked a third party to seek records of Cryan’s e-mail exchanges.

 

Golding was ousted from the program and sentenced to two years probation, and ordered to serve 90 days on a sheriff’s labor program and pay $155 in penalties.

 

She was arrested in 2006 for allegedly entering Cryan's unlocked car, which was parked in a Statehouse parking lot.

 

Besides his $49,000 a year Assembly job, he is also paid $110,000 annually for his work as a Union County Undersheriff.

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No charges filed against him for wasting taxpayers money?? Oh wait, he's a politician, it comes with the job!1 Something not right here.:(

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