VIRGINA: Special Prosecutor Appointed To Investigate Eugene Delgaudio
has been appointed to investigate hate group leader and Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, who is accused of using public employees to raise money for his anti-gay campaigns.
The appointment of Theo Stamos, the attorney for Arlington County, comes after one of Delgaudio’s former aides alleged that she spent the majority of her working hours early this year scheduling fundraising meetings. The aide, Donna Mateer, also said in a complaint filed with the county human resources department that Delgaudio subjected his employees to a hostile working environment.The appointment came at the request of Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman (R), who said in a court filing that he had received additional information concerning the allegations that merited further review. He requested someone from outside Loudoun to conduct the investigation to preserve “public confidence in the integrity of any conclusions.” Delgaudio and his attorney, Charles King, did not respond to requests for comment Friday. Delgaudio has repeatedly denied the accusations. While he acknowledged that county aides set up fundraising meetings for him, he said they were solely intended to benefit a local youth football league. County policy prohibits political activity on county time or using county resources.