A timeline, roundup on the Eugene Delgaudio issue
Here's a timeline of the week's key points:
-Monday, Jan. 27: A group of Sterling residents, many of whom are part of the anti-Delgaudio group “Sterling Deserves Better,” file a recall petition in Loudoun County Circuit Court to remove Mr. Delgaudio from office. The residents and their legal representative, attorney John Flannery, list as reasons Delgaudio's alleged “misuse of office” and “incompetence." The petitioners say Delgaudio's actions have negatively impacted the function of county government.
-Tuesday, Jan. 28: Loudoun County Judge Burke F. McCahill orders Mr. Delgaudio to appear in court to exhibit why he shouldn't be removed from office. While the judge initially set the date for Feb. 5 at 4 p.m., the hearing has been moved up to Feb. 4 at 9 p.m.
-Wednesday, Jan. 29: Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman, a Republican, made known his intent to request a recusal from the case, something expected by legal representatives of both Mr. Delgaudio and the Sterling Deserves Better group. Mr. Plowman will formally ask to be recused Feb. 4.
-Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30: Mr. Delgaudio goes on a media blitz, granting interviews with several local news stations. Mr. Delgaudio reaffirms that he has broken no laws and claims his constituents are "getting the best Sterling District Supervisor possible right now -- and every day.” The four-term Sterling supervisor says the petition is a baseless attempt by his critics to have him ousted.
-Tuesday, Feb. 4: Mr. Delgaudio is scheduled to appear in court to demonstrate why he should not be removed from office. A judge may decide at this time whether to dismiss the case or take it to a trial.
-Special Grand Jury Report
Past stories on Delgaudio:
-Democrats file recall petition to remove Eugene Delgaudio from office, Jan. 28
-Delgaudio dropping legal action against board colleagues, Aug. 30, 2013
-Delgaudio censured, punished by colleagues on all-Republican board, July 18, 2013
This entry has been updated from an earlier version.