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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 [1]‘).

Graham wrote:

“A state employee alleges that two members of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors [2] 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 [3] (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? [4]

Other AFP articles connected to this story….

Who should lead the investigation into the Augusta County conflict of interest case? [4]

Criminal complaint: Two members of Augusta County BOS engaged in ‘malicious maneuver of retaliation [1]

Augusta County Republican mailer left out BOS member Scott Seaton: What gives? [5]

Texts between Augusta County BOS members paint new picture of March 20 closed session [6]

Judge rules in favor of Augusta County in FOIA case involving March 20 closed session [7]

Analysis: Don’t forget that the Morelli resignation is at the heart of the Augusta County FOIA fight [8]

Former Augusta County supervisor Steven Morelli breaks his silence: Analysis [9]

Augusta County leaders continue to target Scott Seaton: It’s not working out for them [10]

Augusta County BOS losing control of narrative that Seaton is alone in asking questions [11]

District court judge delays ruling in Augusta County Freedom of Information Act case [12]

Augusta County: Scott Seaton continues to push animal control issue [13]

Augusta County, beginning Oct. 1, will be putting a price on government transparency [14]

Augusta County tapping into state liability insurance carrier to pay for FOIA legal defense [15]

Mailbag: What’s at stake in the fight over the Augusta County closed session recording? [16]

Judge to decide Augusta County closed-session recording FOIA case on Sept. 28 [17]

Seaton, in letters to FBI, DOJ, details ‘potential criminal activity’ in Augusta County government [18]

All of the legal issues for Augusta County with the March 20 BOS closed session: Analysis [19]

AFP is taking Augusta County to court to get access to March 20 closed session recording [20]

Augusta County Board of Supervisors wants to counter ‘false information’ [21]

Augusta County invokes seven-day extension to respond to FOIA request on Seaton tapes [22]

Augusta County: Why was Gerald Garber talking about a 1947 Board of Supervisors meeting? [23]

Seaton, Augusta County BOS raise the stakes in battle for government transparency [24]

Explainer: The fight in Augusta County over closed-session recordings [25]

Expert: Seaton not bound by FOIA to turn over recordings to Augusta County BOS [26]

Augusta County leaders demand that Seaton turn over closed session recordings [27]

Maybe the Augusta County Board of Supervisors should censure its chair [28]

Augusta County supes call special meeting to, ahem, ‘request certain public records’ [29]

Augusta County leaders want Scott Seaton to shut up already: Yeah, that’s not going to work [30]

Augusta County leaders looking like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight [31]

Augusta County leaders step up pressure on Scott Seaton, backing political challenger [32]

Augusta County leaders censure supervisor, citing recordings: But is something else going on? [33]

Update: Augusta County Board of Supervisors to meet behind closed doors on Friday [34]

Augusta County leader: Animal shelter has illegally been assessing civil fees on pet owners [35]

Augusta County Board of Supervisors opens process to fill vacant South River seat [36]

Steven Morelli resigns from Augusta County Board of Supervisors [37]

Augusta County residents demand justice after shelter euthanizes four dogs [38]