Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In defense of Delgaudio’s ex-employee, her attorney responds to comments from the Sterling supervisor’s lawyer.
Wednesday, February 20
Eugene Delgaudio and his lawyer are trying to blame the victim for the effects of his own misconduct. Their allegation that Donna Mateer distributed the documents supporting her complaints, "to dozens of political activists she hoped would support her," is utterly false. Ms. Mateer did everything in her power to resolve the issue quietly and without political implications. First, she approached the county Human Resources department and Chairman York. The HR department stated it was powerless to help staff aides. Mr. York asked her for documenation, which Ms. Mateer provided to him. After that, Mr. York never contacted Ms. Mateer again. As we now know, York withheld those documents from prosecutor Stamos during her first review. On the …
While an investigation moves forward, political opponents plot campaigns and one group organizes recall, Delgaudio defiant.
During the past year, Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R) has come under fire from multiple directions, with the heat building during the past week. A special prosecutor investigating an aide’s accusation that the supervisor asked her to do campaign work on county time appears to be assembling a grand jury to consider an indictment, while a new group calling itself Sterling Deserves Better organized to push for the supervisor’s recall. In addition, an opponent has already launched a campaign against Delgaudio for the 2015 election. Although, he opposes the recall ... at least or now. In the past, Delgaudio’s attorney, Charles L. King, has called for critics to allow the investigation to run its course. In Tuesday’s message, King …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A Sterling man who plans to vie for the Sterling supervisor seat in 2015 opposes move by Loudoun group.
Tuesday, February 19
As a publicly declared candidate for Sterling Supervisor, I have been made aware that some individuals or groups may be considering circulating a petition to ask the Circuit Court to remove the current Sterling Supervisor, Eugene Delgaudio, from the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. In my opinion, circulating such a petition at this point in time would be premature, and a bad idea for the following reasons: 1. Mr. Delgaudio is currently under criminal investigation by a special prosecutor. Asking for his removal now could risk interfering with that investigation. Under Virginia law, removal petitions require a prosecutor to prove the grounds for removal, such as misuse of office, to a Circuit Court judge. The Loudoun County …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Loudoun Democrats have been critical of county board’s response to accusations.
Friday, February 15
The Loudoun County Democratic Committee issued the following statement Feb. 13: The Washington Post reported this morning that the Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney, Theo Stamos, has empaneled a grand jury to hear evidence against Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio. Delgaudio has been under investigation for months for his alleged misuse of office staff in improper political fundraising activities. Allegations were first made against Delgaudio one year ago, but those allegations were kept under wraps by Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York until Caitlin Gibson of the Washington Post uncovered the story last September. Since the allegations became public, the Loudoun County Democratic Committee has consistently called for an …
Residents are invited to join Sterling Deserves Better for a discussion about the investigation of the supervisor.
A newly formed group motivated by the goal of ousting Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) has formed and has scheduled a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Sterling Library. “It is imperative that the people of Sterling take every measure available by law to prevent Eugene Delgaudio from continuing to expose the county to additional legal liability, to misuse county resources, and to deny the people of Sterling the representation that they deserve,” a press release from Sterling Deserves Better reads. “This town hall will explain and begin the petition to recall the Sterling supervisor who does not represent the priorities of Sterling residents.” The Washington Post reported this week that a special prosecutor …
Monday, January 7, 2013
A potential candidate for Sterling supervisor has requested the current office holder step down during investigation.
Monday, January 7
Although Eugene Delgaudio presently retains the title of Sterling Supervisor, he is the Sterling Supervisor in name only. He is currently under investigation by a Commonwealth's Attorney for violating board policy, as well as campaign finance violations. He also now has been stripped of all of his committee assignments on the Loudoun Board of Supervisors, a measure Delgaudio himself even voted for – obviously, he is not able to defend his own actions, even to his own colleagues. The reason that I am running for Sterling Supervisor is because I think the Sterling District has been poorly represented on the Board of Supervisors by Mr. Delgaudio. During his tenure, he has disrespected the residents of the Sterling District, he has …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The LCDC gives its support to the board for taking action as investigation continues.
The Loudoun County Democratic Committee issued the following statement today regarding the Loudoun Board of Supervisors’ removal of Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) from standing committees. The move, which received a response from Delgaudio’s attorney, denies Delgaudio a vote in board committees, but does not bar him from attending meetings. Here is the full LCDC statement: Last night, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors stripped Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio of his committee assignments. LCDC Chair Evan Macbeth made the following statement in response to this action: “Serious allegations of wrongdoing were lodged against Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio last March, and revealed to Board Chairman Scott York within days. Chairman York…
Supervisor’s attorney calls for hearing about accusations against the Sterling representative.
While there was little talk on the Loudoun Board of Supervisors’ dais about changes to standing committee assignments, Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio’s (R) removal from all committees prompted a quick response from his attorney decrying the move. Delgaudio remains under investigation by a special prosecutor after a former aide accused him of violating board policy and questions were raised about mixing campaign and county office work as well as potential campaign finance violations. No charges have been filed against Delgaudio. Board Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large) proposed the new committee assignments and the board voted 8-0-1 to approve them. Delgaudio voted with the majority, while Supervisor Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) was absent for…
Controversies over rail decision and Sterling District supervisor were top issues of board’s first year.
Two issues dominated the first year of the current Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ lineup – the question of whether to approve extending Metrorail’s Silver Line to Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County, and charges surrounding Sterling District Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio. Metrorail The Metrorail decision was not only the Board’s most important decision of the 2012, it may have been the most significant in decades. Seen as a major economic development stimulus by the business community – and some supervisors – it was also strenuously opposed by many residents for a variety of reasons, most notably the cost of the project and means of financing it. With an all-Republican board that placed a high priority on economic development, one …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thwarted by attempts to obtain materials through FOIA, the group plans to appeal.
A group of local Democrats – all former members of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee – have vowed to press on with the pursuit of information they say they was wrongly withheld regarding the investigation of Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling). A special prosecutor is investigating allegations by a former Delgaudio aide that the work he asked her to perform violated the law. Delgaudio has denied any wrongdoing. Real Advocate PAC – an apparent play on the name of the organization Delgaudio works for in his private time, Public Advocate of the United States – contends that the Loudoun General District Court should have turned over documents related to the case following a previous Freedom of Information request. The county failed …