The Most Convoluted And Mishandled “Investigation” In History Takes Another Turn

By Loudoun Insider

Good grief this is such a cluster-f&$%.  The sordid Eugene Delgaudio staff aide scandal takes another ridiculous turn as Jim Plowman gets Theo Stamos appointed as Special Prosecutor after Stamos was initially used by the BOS to try to exonerate Delgaudio.  And this new development gives them an excuse to get out of their stinky decision to hire a former MC Dean staff counsel as one of the lead investigators for their own conflicted “investigation”.  I don’t know how anyone can have any faith in anything that comes of this whole disastrous process.  This sordid affair should be a classic lesson to all on how NOT to conduct an investigation.


Comments

  • edmundburkenator says:

    “I’ll remind you if necessary eb.

    “The reality based universe” often bites–like the folks who go to commune with their brothers and sisters the endangered grizzlies in fragile nature, and end up freezing to death, or getting eaten.”

    Barbara, yes, we were all reminded of that last Tuesday.

  • A.E. Gnat says:

    I’m more curious to know what Scott York’s rationale was for not giving any and all documents. Perhaps he was just too stupid to realize that they were likely relevant. It’s either that, or he was covering something up.

    So which is it? Stupid or complicit? Methinks a little of both.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    eb, the conspiracy already happened with Benghazi–the decision to lie and coverup lest the deaths on 9-11 with no security and no aid disrupt the reelection narrative.

    The election wasn’t a conspiracy.

    There’s an investigation begun on the local issue, and if we are all supposed to wait calmly on the national scene because there’s nothing to see here, then embody your own “values” and wait calmly for the local process to do its job.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    “eb, the conspiracy already happened with Benghazi–the decision to lie and coverup lest the deaths on 9-11 with no security and no aid disrupt the reelection narrative.”

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    Keep on Truck’in!

  • Shiloh says:

    EB – From the Trivia Department, perhaps this is what you’re thinking of:

    “Igor (or sometimes Ygor) is the traditional stock character or cliché hunch-backed assistant or butler to many types of villain, such as Count Dracula or a mad scientist, familiar from many horror movies and horror movie parodies, the Universal Studios Frankenstein series and the film Van Helsing in particular.” (Wikipedia)

    And most recently: “In Igor (2008), the main character of the film (voiced by John Cusack) is the former assistant of a now-deceased mad scientist. He takes over his master’s research and dreams of becoming the most famous scientist in the world.” (Wikipedia again)

    I know all of you were just dying to know this on this beautiful Monday morning!

  • Ben Dover says:

    Barbar, glad that the bet on Mr. Miller is in place.

    Shout-out to Stevens Miller: Stevens, don’t you dare even THINK about getting in the way of this opportunity to make $5.00.

    “I’m tempted to take the bet on charges–let’s keep it open for a while.” – That’s not how these bets work. It is the very absence of information that creates a situation worth betting on. But, if you want a few days to think about it, the bet on charges is good through Thursday at 5 PM – then it’s off the table.

  • BlackOut says:

    Barbara, we are now back to where we were in March of 2012. The investigation has once again been given to the Arl CA for a determination if criminal charges are warranted. Gratefully this time with all the evidence and with more than just an opinion asked for but a real investigation with a special prosecutor.

    So apparently Plowman has again said the first step is evaluate for criminality and rightfully move it to another jurisdiction. Heck this would not have happened if it wasn’t for the WaPo article, blog pressure, pac pressure, York’s stupidity and yes even an appeal by Delgaudio himself. (whoops I bet Delgaudio is miffed at King for asking for a clean investigation and then zap it went to criminal which I don’t think he had expected. Damn it)

    So let’s say Plowman gave York a mulligan here. A mulligan is usually given to a player on the course that is challenged and may be a little out of his league. We now are starting over the right way. First a determination will be made on criminality. Then as the BOS did last time this will then turn to an investigation on an ethical and policy violation. Remember Roberts has only suspended the investigation approved by the board in a 9-0 vote. Stamos has not been asked to evaluate Delgaudio’s actions on an ethical basis only criminal. So this is going to take some time.

    As for confidence in the Arl CA. Yes I have confidence in them. They handled the Speakman investigation fairly, albeit very very long. But I think they are legitimate and professional. I am encouraged to think that the Delgaudio investigation is back into a venue that can subpoena records and computers and I sure hope they do. Also, if this is like the Speakman investigation real investigators from the State Police will be involved. (another reason Delgaudio is probably kicking King over the investigation request)

  • Shiloh says:

    The ultimate irony would be if Eugene were found innocent of any criminal behavior but Scott (and perhaps others?) were charged with obstruction of justice for withholding material evidence about the matter. Now THAT would really be ironic.

  • Joe Budzinski says:

    NY Times reports ethics issues yielded mixed results in recent elections:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/us/politics/voters-oust-lawmakers-accused-of-ethics-violations.html?_r=0

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Unfortunately I believe that – the public opinion of politicians is so bad that it’s hard to get people outraged about what they do since it’s almost expected that they’ll do sleazy stuff.

    We can do better.

    But we’re not.

    Sad.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    bend, that’s fair.

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