Matos McGreevey Drops Claims of Fraud Against Former Governor

Dina Matos McGreevey dropped charges that Jim McGreevey committed fraud when marrying her by not revealing he was gay, according to the Star-Ledger:

Dina“‘She received no consideration for her dismissal,’ said McGreevey’s lawyer, Stephen Haller. ‘The claim was false and merely an instrument to attempt to secure more money from Jim. It has failed.’ Matos had to drop her demand for damages that she filed as part of her counterclaim for divorce by yesterday or face the prospect of a fraud trial in a civil court where her sexual habits and stories by McGreevey and his former driver of three-way sex would be available for public consumption. Haller said she can never again make these allegations of fraud against McGreevey. Matos released a statement yesterday saying she withdrew the claim because she wanted to protect her 6-year-old daughter Jacqueline from further adverse publicity.”

Added Haller: “She had been probably bluffing all along. I interpret her entire conduct as a big bluff. She knew she could not win. She knew what proofs we had and no matter how she wants to disguise her reasons, she made a false claim and she was afraid of being ashamed in public.”