Special Prosecutor to Review Delgaudio Aide Complaint

After pressure from a local PAC and county Democrats, a legal investigation moves forward.

Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman on Thursday requested the Loudoun Circuit Court to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate a complaint made by a former legislative aide to Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R). 

The request came after the Loudoun County Attorney’s office provided additional materials provided to the Commonwealth’s Attorney. A previous review did not result in further legal action, but a lawsuit by the Real Advocate political action committee revealed that additional information existed that the Plow’s office had not reviewed.

A Circuit Court judge appointed Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Theophani Stamos to the case. Copies of Plowman’s motion and the Court’s order can be found online

Because of recent developments, Loudoun County Attorney John R. “Jack” Roberts has suspended an administrative county review of related issues.

Real Advocated consists of former members of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee. The LCDC has also criticized the county’s handling of the accusations from the aide. The aide has said she performed private and campaign work for Delgaudio while employed as a county aide for the supervisor. While the county review would have focused on the potential violation of administrative policy, the court’s action could result in legal action.

The LCDC praised the appointment of Stamos. And while Real Advocate’s actions resulted in the disclosure that the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office had not reviewed all of the information provided by Delgaudio’s aide to County Chairman Scott K. York, that information has not been made public. The information is, however, part of the special prosecutor’s file on the case.

No charges have been filed in the case as of Nov 9.

Marcus Aurelius November 11, 2012 at 06:28 PM
ANOTHER QUESTION TO ANSWER: Why did Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman fail to provide the information in his possession until forced by an outside group? Unfortunately, the answer to that will not come from the current investigation. Is the Loudoun new media asking Mr. Plowman this question? Is he being transparent? Is he Loudoun's CA or the Republican CA?
melody mendelsohn November 14, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Will look forward to seeing the outcome here. Thanks for printing.
joe brewer November 29, 2012 at 02:04 AM
The paperwork that CA Stamos is supposed to be reviewing is still sitting in Plowman's or Roberts office because for some strange reason the police have not delivered it to the CA. If they will not do it hire a courier. This case should be drawing to a close instead she has only seen the 8 page report? C'mon man! Collusion, inept or just stupid e-mail CA Stamos at tstamos@vacao.com and ask what in the world is causing this unnecessary delay?!
Jonathan Erickson November 29, 2012 at 11:51 AM
It's been 9 months since this started people have babies in that timeframe, OJ was found not guilty in the same amout of time. What do Eugene Delguadio, Eminent Domain and Erectile Dysfunction have in common? If you take the first initials of all three you get a foul stench that is not emanating from rotting flowers. Others being smeared with this substance include Scott York, Janet Clarke, Tim Hemstreet, Investigators Dan Wright and Amy Hutchens, Loudoun County Attorney Jack Roberts, Commonwealth Attorney Jim Plowman, Commonwealth Attorney Theo Stamos, Judge Dean Worcester and last but not least the Human Resource Department people who got rid of Donna Mateer! Since Theo Stamos does not have the paperwork in front of her she has asked for protection sight unseen. In this day and age waiting for the Virginia State Troopers to pick up the information from Jack Roberts and have it delivered does not pass the smell test. We now have e-mail, fax capabilities, thumb drives and the postal service all capable of getting the info to CA Stamos. If you need help with the postage i am willing to pitch in.


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