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Eugene Delgaudio's Investigator Was Listed As Potential Donor To His Campaign

Over the weekend I noted that a special prosecutor from another Virginia county had been appointed to investigate anti-gay hate group leader and Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio. Now we know why.
The name of the former FBI agent hired by Loudoun County to lead the investigation of Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio was included on one of Delgaudio’s list of potential political donors, Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) said Nov. 12. This fact, paired with the disclosure of new documents pertaining to the allegations that Delgaudio used county resources to conduct political fundraising, led to the transfer of the case to the Arlington commonwealth’s attorney for further examination Nov. 8, York said. In addition, the county’s own administrative review – for which the former FBI agent, Dan Wright, was hired – was suspended.

Wright declined to comment on the case when reached by phone Nov. 12.  York plans to convene a special Board of Supervisors meeting Nov. 20 for the sole purpose of discussing the Delgaudio inquiry. 
York’s comments added another element of wonderment to the case against the controversial Delgaudio, the Republican supervisor for Sterling. Delgaudio was the target of a Washington Post report in September that featured one of Delgaudio’s former aides, Donna Mateer, saying she was directed by Delgaudio to initiate meetings for potential political donations while being compensated by the county.
In addition to the charges that he used public employees to raise money for his hate group, Delgaudio is being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for stealing the wedding photo of a gay couple for usage in anti-gay mailers.

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