The Washington Post is reporting tonight that a Circuit Court grand jury has been empaneled to review allegations of criminal conduct involving Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling).
The newspaper says two individuals confirmed they were summoned to the courthouse Feb. 5 along with other potential jurors, but were dismissed from service on the panel.
The jurors were introduced to Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos, who was appointed in November as a special prosecutor in the case and were asked about their knowledge of Delgaudio and the allegations involved, according to the report.
The investigation began in October after a former Delguadio aide provided information to the Post that she was told to call political donors and set up meetings with Delgaudio. The work allegedly was done while the aide was in the county government center in Leesburg and on county—and taxpayer—time. She filed a complaint with the county’s Human Resources department, including allegations of a hostile work environment.
Delgaudio has denied any wrongdoing.
During the Board of Supervisors' annual organizational meeting in January Delgaudio was removed from all board committee assignments.