Matos, McGreevey's ex, drops fraud claim

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Judge Karen Cassidy listens as former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey testifies at his divorce trial at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth, N.J.on Wednesday, May 14,2008. He began testimony saying he proposed writing a book with his estranged wife, but she turned him down and later wrote her own memoir.&#40;AP Photo&#47;John O&#39;Boyle, pool&#41;</span></div>
September 10, 2008 12:34:00 PM PDT
Dina Matos says she has decided to drop her fraud claim against her gay ex-husband, former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey.

Matos issued a statement Wednesday saying she needs to bring the case to an end for the good of their 6-year-old daughter, Jacqueline.

McGreevey also issued a statement through his lawyer saying the claim had finally been withdrawn. He described the claim as a failed attempt to secure more money in the divorce settlement.

Matos had filed a civil claim contending that her gay ex-husband duped her into marriage to advance his political career.

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