Lockyer’s wife quits Alameda County board in drug, sex scandal
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The wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Friday said she will resign from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors amid a months-long drug and sex scandal that included a confession to spending time in rehab and increasingly dramatic allegations about her ex-boyfriend and her husband.
Nadia Lockyer, 40, told the San Jose Mercury News, ‘The public deserves and wants some answers and is tired of hearing about me and all this drama.’
In February, she said she was assaulted by her former lover, Stephen Chikhani, in a motel room in Hayward. She also confessed to undergoing rehabilitation for drug and alcohol abuse.
A series of additional allegations peaked last month when an email from Nadia Lockyer’s account alleged that her husband, a former state attorney general, had gotten her addicted to drugs.
She later alleged that Chikhani had hacked into her personal email and added the allegation, which her husband’s office unequivocally denied.
Chikhani’s lawyer denied that his client had accessed Nadia Lockyer’s email.
An attorney who once worked for the Alameda County district attorney’s office, she has a son with her 70-year-old husband. Bill Lockyer is a fixture in state politics who has been exploring a run for state controller in 2014.
-- Nicholas Riccardi