Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) could soon find himself before a grand jury in Loudoun County Circuit Court, a source close to the situation told the Times-Mirror Feb. 6.
A Washington Post story published Feb. 12 also asserts a grand jury case is possible, or even likely. The Post article has two potential jurors as sources – one by name, Scott Findley, and one anonymously. Both Findley and the other source have been dismissed from the investigation, according to the report.
Arlington Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos, who was appointed in late 2012 to lead a special investigation into allegations of office misconduct against Delgaudio, would not comment on the case when speaking with the Times-Mirror Feb. 7. Stamos did not deny nor confirm a possible grand jury case against Delgaudio, who is accused of improperly using his county office and other county resources for political fundraising. Stamos, a Democrat, said it would be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation.
Delgaudio, a four-term county supervisor, has said the accusations against him are unfounded.
One of Delgaudio's former county aides, Donna Mateer, brought the claims against Delgaudio to light in a September story in the Post. In addition to the misuse of county resources, Mateer described Delgaudio as prone to verbal abuse against his county workers and colleagues on the board. Moreover, Mateer said Delgaudio exhibited racism toward minorities.
In a signed document, which passed through the hands of Board Chairman Scott York (R-At Large), County Attorney Jack Roberts and Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney James Plowman in March, Mateer claims Delgaudio was obsessed with the compilation and care of the “Igor” list, which was used to make appointments with potential political donors.
“Nothing was to take me away from the my Igor list project,” Mateer states in her recollection of working for Delgaudio.
The Sterling supervisor “constantly put the other aides down verbally, the other supervisors down as well,” she notes.
Mateer’s recount is expansive in its details of Delgaudio as an elected official, claiming the supervisor said he “didn’t have time for any of that” when it came to representing the people and the area they live in.
Referring to the other Loudoun supervisors, Mateer said Delgaudio called them "all idiots.”
“He told me that due to their political views, they were all idiots, and he was the only hope for Loudoun County,” Mateer states.
Mateer says Delgaudio was “extremely against homosexuals” and he “spoke about them with extreme hatred.”
“He also made racial remarks about Asian people, making fun of the way they speak, mimicking them. He called them names, as well as he did with Hispanic people and black people,” Mateer notes.
Compounding matters, Delgaudio in his day job serves as the president of Public Advocate of the United States, a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center claims Public Advocate targets and ridicules the gay population.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided when it becomes available.