A former longtime aide to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard claims the district attorney used the promise of promotions, raises and assistance with her son’s legal problems in exchange for sexual favors. 

In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, former employee Cathy Carter claims the DA relentlessly pursued her, combining promises of better-paying positions and legal help for her son—who has a history of arrests and convictions—with the threat of disciplinary action in order to secure sexual favors from her.

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