With the goal of finding out what Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York knew regarding complaints about from an aide in Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio’s office, a local political action committee has filed a lawsuit for Delguadio’s records.
Real Advocate, a group headed by Elizabeth Miller — the wife of former Democratic supervisor Stevens Miller — announced the move Wednesday.
The Washington Post reported on the complaint in September, which suggests Delgaudio asked his aide to perform campaign work and report to a colleague at his private job with Public Advocate of the United States. York initiated an investigation of the allegation, acknowledging it was initially brought to his attention earlier this year. Democrats in Loudoun have questioned whether the board leadership dragged its feet with respect to such an investigating.
“What did the chairman know, and when did he know it?” asked Miller, the communications director for Real Advocate, in a press release. Miller seeks documentation provided with the complaint.
“Scott York had these items for months and did nothing with
them,” Miller wrote in the release. “Suddenly, when the Post reports he has them, he orders up a closed-door, underfunded investigation, and refuses to reveal what he
Miller filed a petition this week with the Loudoun County District Court, asking the court to order the county to produce York's documents. Stevens Miller, an attorney, is representing Real Advocate in the complaint, and said any investigation should be completely public.
“That's an obvious attempt at a cover-up by an all-Republican board,” he said of the internal investigation. “Real investigations name a subject, specify charges, and set forth deadlines. This board didn't do any of that. It's a sham.”
A court hearing has tentatively been set for Oct. 24.