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Another Harassment Suit for Massa?

Rep. Eric Massa can add another scandal to his list: The congressman’s top congressional adviser, Joe Racalto, confirmed Friday that he filed a sexual-harassment claim in March, a few weeks after receiving a questionable $40,000 payment from the New York Democrat as a “campaign management” fee for a period between 2009 and 2010, though various Massa staffers claim not to have known Racalto was involved with the campaign at the time. Lawyers for Racalto claim that the payment was part of a contract, though they have been unable to produce the document. Both Massa and Racalto’s lawyers have declined to comment on the case, though sources allege that Racalto told them about repeated sexual propositions by Massa.