Criminal Justice

Lawyer is criminally charged, accused of offering legal services in exchange for sexual favors

Updated: A longtime Delaware criminal defense lawyer who is in private practice in Wilmington was arrested at his office Friday and has been criminally charged over allegations that he offered to provide legal services in exchange for sexual favors from two women.

Joseph Gabay was charged with two counts of sexual harassment and released on $2,000 bond, the News Journal reports.

His law office was also raided by city police and state troopers at the time of his arrest, which followed a five-month investigation and prior review by the state attorney general’s office.

The article did not include any comment from Gabay or his legal counsel. However, responding Tuesday to a request for comment from the ABA Journal, he declined to discuss the facts of the matter “out of respect for the ladies who brought the allegations and the Delaware system” that is now handling his case.

“It needs to play out,” he continued, saying that it would not be appropriate for him to comment at this time.

Updated on March 12 to include Gabay response to ABA Journal.

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