Just hours after launching a new website to replace one suspended by their internet server on Tuesday evening, shadowy perennial candidate Lisa McCormick and James Devine, her controversial life partner, might be facing a criminal investigation.
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The state attorney general’s office acknowledged that a story posted on a free WordPress site McCormick and Devine switched to early this morning might be in conflict with a criminal law provision in Daniel’s Law prohibiting the publication of home addresses for law enforcement officials.
Earlier today, the makeshift website run by McCormick and Devine posted the home address of State Sen. Joseph Cryan (D-Union), as well as a photo of his home. Cryan, a former Union County Sheriff, is covered by a law approved last year.
“Daniel’s Law has multiple components, and the criminal law provision amended an existing law that prohibited publication of law enforcement information,” said Steven Barnes, a spokesman for the attorney general. “In accordance with this statute, we’ve referred this to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.”
Daniel’s Law was approved last November to protect the privacy of judges and law enforcement officers after a deranged attorney found the home address of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas and shot and killed her 20-year-old son last summer.
McCormick was thrown off the primary election ballot after a judge found her nominating petitions to be entirely fake. She is still seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination as a write-in candidate.
She and Devine face a combined ten summonses filed in West Amwell Municipal Court alleging trespassing, harassment, and failure to obtain a certificate of occupancy and failing to comply with violation notices.
Last month, McCormick and Devine were accused of fabricating a racist quote from Cryan’s campaign manager.