AZ – Arizona real property executive Robert S. Kuchel, who is accused of groping and sexually assaulting at least two women, has resigned from his position as chairman of the Arizona Real Estate Board.
The board said Thursday it has hired a special investigator to examine allegations against Kuchels past, but the board said Kucherls resignation is not final and he could be replaced with someone from his staff.
Kuchel’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
He resigned Thursday afternoon after more than two weeks of investigations, including one by the Arizona Department of Justice, which began investigating him after a complaint by the office of Arizona Attorney General Doug Ducey.
Ducey said in a statement Kuches “conducted a series of inappropriate sexual advances on three women” at a bar in 2016.
The investigation led to Kuchers firing from the board and his removal from his post as CEO of the Tucson-based agency.
The agency said in an online statement that the board was working with a private attorney to address Kucschels behavior and the board has been cooperative.
Kuchlhs office is still in the process of reviewing its response to the complaints, and he will not be able to oversee any of the agency’s oversight responsibilities.