Rumors began swirling yesterday afternoon across the Offices of the District Attorney regarding an alleged "fight" brewing on the 6th Floor.
Although the rumors are not confirmed, apparently the departure of Special Crimes Bureau Chief Donna Goode has opened up a power struggle between First Assistant Jim Leitner and Bureau Chief Hannah Chow. My sources indicate that Chow has her eye on the First Assistant position and Jim is reacting none-too-happily over that.
The move wouldn't surprise me. Every time I have seen Lykos in person since January 1st, she has had Chow at her side. The two are appear to be inseparable.
Word on the street is that Leitner may be moving to the Special Crimes Bureau Chief position with Chow taking over his comfy office.
We shall see.
Of course, several of my friends in the Defense Bar put an over/under wager of 14 months as how long Leitner would last as First Assistant before either getting fired by the temperamental Lykos or getting so sick of her that he resigned. I think a demotion would count.
Now, the question will be that if he does get demoted, will he stay at the Office. Don't forget, he went to great trouble to shut down his practice, and starting it back up again would probably be a gigantic pain in the rear. I wonder if he will be able to walk out of the office with as much dignity as Donna Goode did.
Like I said, though, this is just a rumor coming in from numerous sources and there is nothing official on it as of yet. I just know that I would be stunned. Stunned, I tell you if Lykos somehow ended up double-crossing Jim after he endorsed her (at the expense of his credibility).
In an unrelated story, I will be renaming this website www.itoldyouso.com.