In advance of former housekeeper's news conference, Whitman team alleges a 'falsified' employment record
The political and legal teams for Republican Meg Whitman say they think they have identified the former employee who will appear with Gloria Allred at a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss her employment with the Whitman family.
"Based on the limited information that we have, we believe we know who this former employee is," said Whitman spokesman Rob Stutzman, who declined to release a name before the press conference.
Whitman attorney Tom Hiltachk told reporters Wednesday: "This person was initially hired by Meg Whitman in November 2000. She filled out standard [Internal Revenue Service] forms and Department of Justice forms and presented her Social Security card and California driver's license. She filled out immigration forms that stated under penalty of perjury that she was a lawful resident."
Hiltachk said this woman "worked for the Whitmans for about nine years."
"On June 20, 2009, this person came to Ms. Whitman and confessed that she was not a legal resident of the U.S. She was immediately suspended and terminated on June 29, 2009," Hiltachk said.
Stutzman said the timing of the press conference was suspicious, and Allred's presence made it even more so. Allred has "been a Jerry brown donor since 1982," Stutzman said.
He said this employee "falsified her employment records" and is being "manipulated by Ms. Allred."
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--Anthony York in Sacramento