McGreevey court fight could end soon

September 4, 2008 5:32:03 PM PDT
A lawyer for Dina Matos says she will drop a charge that she was duped into marrying former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey if he agrees to pay her $109,000 a judge says he owes. Lawyer John Post says the fraud claim filed by his client will be dropped if McGreevey makes full payment and agrees not to appeal the judge's divorce ruling.

Matos has claimed that McGreevey, who resigned from office in 2004 after declaring himself "a gay American," duped her into marriage because he needed the cover of a heterosexual relationship to advance his political career.

Union County Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy granted the McGreeveys' divorce last month, denying her alimony but ruling that she is entitled to a portion of their joint assets totaling $109,000.

Matos is interested in having the litigation come to an end, Post says.

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