Delgaudio to request county reimburse his legal fees
The decision whether to grant Delgaudio (R) approximately $35,000 in county funds is expected to be taken up Friday by Judge Paul Sheridan.
Delgaudio's attorney Charlie King, in a prepared statement, said: "I've been asked: Why can't the petitioners, not the taxpayers, be ordered to pay Supervisor Delgaudio's legal fees? The answer is the Virginia Code grants immunity to the signers of a removal petition from being ordered to pay fees. By statute, the body in which the official serves must pay any fees ordered."
Judge Sheridan last month dismissed the recall effort from the Sterling citizens, who claimed Delgaudio has abused public office, misused public assets and negatively impacted the function of county government.
Delgaudio and his attorney are also requesting testimony from last year's Special Grand Jury investigation, which examined whether Delgaudio misused public assets, remain sealed.
Read past coverage:
-"Dismissed: Recall effort against Delgaudio tossed out" -- June 24
-"Delgaudio regains control of $120K Sterling District budget" -- July 17
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