A special prosecutor has been appointed to conduct an investigation into allegations that Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) used county resources to benefit his political campaign, county officials announced Friday.
The appointment of Theo Stamos (D), the commonwealth’s attorney for Arlington County, comes after one of Delgaudio’s former aides alleged that she spent the majority of her working hours early this year scheduling fundraising meetings. The aide, Donna Mateer, also said in a complaint filed with the county human resources department that Delgaudio subjected his employees to a hostile working environment.
The appointment came at the request of Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman (R), who said in a court filing that he had received additional information concerning the allegations that merited further review. He requested someone from outside Loudoun to conduct the investigation to preserve “public confidence in the integrity of any conclusions.”
Delgaudio and his attorney, Charles King, did not respond to requests for comment Friday.