ATLANTIC CITY — A Delaware bank filed a civil lawsuit against Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner last month alleging he defaulted on a $25,000 personal loan.
Tyner owes Discover Bank, based in New Castle, an $8,596.90 outstanding balance, according to the suit filed Oct. 16 in Atlantic County Superior Court. Lawyers representing the bank are seeking a judgment for the balance due, as well as interest and court costs.
The Press of Atlantic City has reached out to Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Donna Weaver, as well as the attorneys representing Tyner in a separate gender discrimination suit, Christine P. O’Hearn and Bill Tambussi, for comment.
The loan suit comes in the wake of a letter sent to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal last month alleging Tyner squashed a voter fraud investigation into former Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. and lied about the labeling of county homicides. The letter, sent by lawyers representing current and former Prosecutor’s Office employees suing Tyner for gender discrimination, called for Tyner to be removed from office or an independent monitor be put in place to oversee an investigation.