Isabel Miranda still holds the record

Zulima Farber served just seven months as New Jersey’s Attorney General before her resignation yesterday ended a seven-week scandal over her role in a traffic violation involving her live in boyfriend. The brevity of the first Latina Attorney General’s tenure was eclipsed only by the five days of Cuban-born Isabel Miranda, who was named State Treasurer by Governor Donald DiFrancesco on March 19, 2001. Miranda started work on Friday, March 23, and on Monday morning, New York Times reporter David Halbfinger broke the story that Miranda had been fired “from a high-level job at Citibank after internal auditors confronted her with evidence indicating that she had used her expense account to pay for thousands of dollars in personal travel while having an extramarital affair with a co-worker in California, according to current and former employees of the bank.” With DiFrancesco in the midst of his own scandal that ultimately forced him to end his gubernatorial campaugn, Miranda resigned on March 28.

Isabel Miranda still holds the record