Suddenly his job means more to him than his girlfirend.
[Wolfowitz] accused the bank’s ethics committee of forcing him to oversee the raise for his longtime companion, Shaha Riza, as compensation for her transfer to a different job. The ethics panel was afraid to confront her, Wolfowitz said, because its members knew she was “extremely angry and upset.”
Wolfowitz effectively blamed Riza for his predicament as well, saying that her “intractable position” in demanding a salary increase as compensation for her career disruption forced him to grant one to pre-empt a lawsuit.
“Everyone acknowledges that Ms. Riza was extremely angry and upset about being required to take an external placement to resolve a problem that was not of her making,” Wolfowitz wrote, portraying the raise as a “settlement of claims.”
But the investigating committee found that Riza had no legitimate grievance meriting a settlement.