Augusta County: Augusta Free Press Reveals Yet Another Potential Scandal
Reporter Chris Graham at Augusta Free Press shared bombshell news Tuesday, the latest (see list of 34 links below) in a series of out-of-the-ordinary happenings surrounding the Augusta County Board of Supervisors (Criminal complaint: Two members of Augusta County BOS engaged in ‘malicious maneuver of retaliation‘).
“A state employee alleges that two members of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors criminally conspired to get her fired from her job because of her work with a third county supervisor to address issues with the decades-long illegal assessment of impoundment fees by the regional animal shelter.”
Serious charges but the state employee has receipts. Watch Graham on AFP’s Facebook page (scroll to video from Tuesday, Oct. 31) as he walks through the charges, results, and where it goes next.
Update: Graham has a follow-up article to further explain details in the criminal complaint: Who should lead the investigation into the Augusta County conflict of interest case?
Other AFP articles connected to this story….
–Who should lead the investigation into the Augusta County conflict of interest case?
–Criminal complaint: Two members of Augusta County BOS engaged in ‘malicious maneuver of retaliation‘
–Augusta County Republican mailer left out BOS member Scott Seaton: What gives?
–Texts between Augusta County BOS members paint new picture of March 20 closed session
–Judge rules in favor of Augusta County in FOIA case involving March 20 closed session
–Analysis: Don’t forget that the Morelli resignation is at the heart of the Augusta County FOIA fight
–Former Augusta County supervisor Steven Morelli breaks his silence: Analysis
–Augusta County leaders continue to target Scott Seaton: It’s not working out for them
–Augusta County BOS losing control of narrative that Seaton is alone in asking questions
–District court judge delays ruling in Augusta County Freedom of Information Act case
–Augusta County: Scott Seaton continues to push animal control issue
–Augusta County, beginning Oct. 1, will be putting a price on government transparency
–Augusta County tapping into state liability insurance carrier to pay for FOIA legal defense
–Mailbag: What’s at stake in the fight over the Augusta County closed session recording?
–Judge to decide Augusta County closed-session recording FOIA case on Sept. 28
–Seaton, in letters to FBI, DOJ, details ‘potential criminal activity’ in Augusta County government
–All of the legal issues for Augusta County with the March 20 BOS closed session: Analysis
–AFP is taking Augusta County to court to get access to March 20 closed session recording
–Augusta County Board of Supervisors wants to counter ‘false information’
–Augusta County invokes seven-day extension to respond to FOIA request on Seaton tapes
–Augusta County: Why was Gerald Garber talking about a 1947 Board of Supervisors meeting?
–Seaton, Augusta County BOS raise the stakes in battle for government transparency
–Explainer: The fight in Augusta County over closed-session recordings
–Expert: Seaton not bound by FOIA to turn over recordings to Augusta County BOS
–Augusta County leaders demand that Seaton turn over closed session recordings
–Maybe the Augusta County Board of Supervisors should censure its chair
–Augusta County supes call special meeting to, ahem, ‘request certain public records’
–Augusta County leaders want Scott Seaton to shut up already: Yeah, that’s not going to work
–Augusta County leaders looking like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight
–Augusta County leaders step up pressure on Scott Seaton, backing political challenger
–Augusta County leaders censure supervisor, citing recordings: But is something else going on?
–Update: Augusta County Board of Supervisors to meet behind closed doors on Friday
–Augusta County leader: Animal shelter has illegally been assessing civil fees on pet owners
–Augusta County Board of Supervisors opens process to fill vacant South River seat
–Steven Morelli resigns from Augusta County Board of Supervisors
–Augusta County residents demand justice after shelter euthanizes four dogs