From the NY Post:
Queens DA Richard Brown, who once prosecuted former City Councilman Dennis Gallagher on charges of sexually abusing a woman in his office, now finds himself joined with the former lawmaker again -- on election petitions for the Sept. 13 GOP primary.
The Queens Republican Party cross-endorsed Brown, a Democrat, in the GOP primary, putting his name on the same election form as Gallagher, who is running to keep his county committee seat in the 14th Election District.
Gallagher was accused of raping a woman in his campaign office in 2007. He pleaded guilty to a lesser misdemeanor sexual-abuse charge and resigned his council seat to avoid jail time. But he isn't barred from running for a party post.
In an ironic twist, the Queens GOP collected signatures for both Gallagher and Brown -- whom they've cross-endorsed in the past -- in a petition submitted last week to the local Board of Elections.
Gallagher faces a contested race in September in what is turning into an all-out civil war among Queens Republicans -- with the Democratic district attorney caught in the crossfire.
Since his departure from the council, Gallagher has been doing consulting work. He did not respond to a request for comment.