County employee accused of paying off financial dominatrix appears in court

- Harris County First Assistant Treasurer Gregory Lueb appeared in court today after being accused of stealing more than $35,000 from the county‘s credit union to pay off a financial dominatrix. 

The hearing has been reset for May 17. Lueb faces a felony theft charge, brought down by the Harris County District Attorney's Office. These accusations shocking the treasurer, Orlando Sanchez, who worked closely with Lueb for three years.

Lueb was apparently worried his wife would find out about the financial affair. He served as First Assistant Treasurer, but if convicted may soon be serving time behind bars.

"It’s too early to know what’s going on, we haven’t seen the state’s file, we haven’t talked to the DA; he wasn’t here that’s handling the case," said Lueb's attorney Wendell Odom.

"I applaud the DA and the sheriff for investigating. I wish I would’ve known sooner, I would’ve fired the gentleman a lot faster," said Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez.

Lueb working three years for the Harris County Treasurer’s Office.

“Apparently they’ve been investigating now for a couple of years, as I understand, since the action took place in 2016," said Sanchez.

Court papers say the former county employee applied for a credit card in August 2016 and over the next three months made cash advances with at least eight fraudulent deposits, sending money to a “Mistress Cindy,” who Lueb admits to having an online relationship with through collarspace.com.

“These are private affairs, have nothing to do with Harris County taxpayers or Harris County money," said Sanchez.

Kim Ogg, the county’s DA, calling this a classic case of public corruption. Commissioner Rodney Ellis ordering an independent audit of everything Lueb touched, this as it’s believed that Lueb never used taxpayer money for his desires.

“Shocked and dismayed that any county employee would be involved in any nefarious, sexually oriented business, but when you have 10,000 employees in Harris County, someone’s going to go off the rails," said Sanchez.

If convicted, Lueb faces up to two years in jail.

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