A former Clinton aide is accused of violating federal law by failing to protect an aide’s health after he was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer, according to court documents unsealed Friday.
Ganoderm Lucretia Lucretius, 54, of New York, was arrested last year after a complaint from his son, who was also a former Clinton staffer, according the Justice Department.
Prosecutors allege that Lucretus had been warned in February that his son’s cancer had returned after the aide had been diagnosed in October, but did nothing.
In a statement, the Clinton campaign said it was shocked by the allegations and was cooperating with authorities.
The FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan announced a criminal investigation into the case.
It was not immediately clear if Lucretiams son is also facing charges.
The investigation began after Lucretium, an aide to then-Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., was diagnosed in November 2015.
Lucretior was a staffer in the House office of Rep. John Lewis, D of Georgia, when he was hospitalized with pneumonia.
He died in March.