McGuire departed in mid-August, and has been replaced by Dorothy Siegel, another W.F.P. executive board member.
A spokesman for the W.F.P. declined to say publicly whether McGuire’s departure was related to the accusations they have faced.
When asked for comment, the spokesman, Dan Levitan, emailed the following:
“Mike McGuire resigned in August. Dorothy Siegel, a member of the Executive Committee, is the new Treasurer.
UPDATE: Jimmy Vielkind in Albany caught up with McGuire, who declined to comment. McGuire said we could speak to Andy Fischer at Fischer & Fischer, his attorney.
UPDATE: I just got off the phone with McGuire’s lawyer, Andy Fisher, who flatly denied that his client left his post as treasurer of the W.F.P. because of any problems with how the organization accounts for it spending. Instead, Fisher described it as an internal dispute about how much authority McGuire was given as treasurer.
In a brief telephone interview, Fisher said McGuire’s “decision to resign as treasure had nothing to do with any of the matters that were already published, or may in the future be published about the inter-relationships between the Working Families Party, the candidates and other groups affiliated with the Working Families Party. It was based on his view of the role of the treasure and the differing views of others.”