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Official accused of theft to pay blackmailing dominatrix

April 6, 2018

This undated photo provided by the Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston, shows Gregory Lueb. Lueb who is second in command of the Harris County Treasurer's Office is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a county credit union to pay a dominatrix who was blackmailing him. He was arrested Thursday, April 5, 2018, and charged with felony theft of up to $30,000. Prosecutors say he was fired from the treasurer's office this week. (Harris County District Attorney's Office via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) — The second in command of the Harris County Treasurer’s Office is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a county credit union to pay a dominatrix who was blackmailing him.

Gregory Lueb was arrested Thursday and charged with felony theft of up to $30,000. Prosecutors say the 56-year-old was fired from the treasurer’s office this week.

A court document says he texted with a woman he met online. Lueb told investigators they had a submissive relationship and the woman eventually demanded money and threatened to tell his wife.

Prosecutors say he obtained cash advances from the credit union while making fraudulent deposits.

A Harris County district attorney’s spokesman says the dominatrix hasn’t been identified but the investigation continues. Lueb’s attorney didn’t immediately return a call.

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