Brower accused

Former Washoe state legislator Greg Brower, now serving in D.C. as an FBI congressional liaison, was cited for misconduct in May for behavior while serving as U.S. attorney for Nevada.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision was issued May 19 but did not become public until the Las Vegas Review-Journal obtained a copy of the eight-page finding and reported on it July 13.

The EEOC decision found that a former female prosecutor endured sex discrimination and retaliation while serving under Brower between January 2008 and October 2009.

An administrative judge found—and the EEOC upheld the finding—that Brower was hostile toward the unnamed prosecutor after she complained about the sexist comments she was receiving from another supervisor. The finding also said the U.S. Attorney’s Office was slow in transferring the complaining prosecutor. No explanation was given for the eight years spent by the EEOC in resolving the case.

Brower, who has served as both a state assemblymember and senator, declined comment. He was hired for the liaison spot by FBI director James Comey, since fired by Donald Trump.

Brower was appointed U.S. attorney by George W. Bush in 2007, replacing Daniel Bogden. Bogden was one of nine U.S. attorneys forced out of office during the Bush administration, a mass firing that became a scandal and led to the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez.