The following Press Release from Charlie King tells why Scott York is not fit to be in office in Loudoun County and why we need to boot him out on Tuesday.
November 1, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Charlie King
REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR CHAIRMAN RESPONDS TO YORK MAILER
Republican Candidate for Board Chairman Charlie King responded to a mailer distributed by Scott York:
â€œIn his latest mailing, Scott York criticizes me for successfully defending Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio, who has ably served the residents of Sterling for fifteen years, is devoted to his family, and is man of strong faith,â€ said King.
King said: â€œBy attacking me, Scott York inadvertently raised the central unanswered question from the Delgaudio case. While representing Supervisor Delgaudio, I interviewed two credible people who described how Chairman York received an envelope filled with $5,000 in cash from a real estate developer in 2011. These funds never appeared on any of Chairman Yorkâ€™s campaign finance reports,â€ said King.
King believes Chairman Yorkâ€™s delay in acting on the complaint filed by Donna Mateer likely stemmed from his own fear of being investigated.
â€œThe image of the Chairman of the Board receiving a large amount of cash in an envelope troubled me deeply. When an elected official receives a large amount of cash, the quiet inference is report it, if you want, or buy groceries,â€ said King.
The Special Grand Jury heard testimony about similar transactions. Their final report said: â€œAfter uncovering evidence that the retired pastor had provided money to members of the Board of Supervisors that indicated he may have committed perjury, the Jury summoned him to testify again.â€
The report continued: â€œAnother witness close to the retired pastor testified that he had seen the retired pastor provide envelopes to members of the Board of Supervisors with what he assumed were donations though he was unaware of the amount.â€
â€œFrom my investigation, with one exception, I learned the â€œmoneyâ€ in these envelopes contained cash â€“ small green rectangular pieces of paper embossed with the images of deceased American historical figures, not checks,â€ said King.
â€œSince Mr. York believes my representation of Supervisor Delgaudio is relevant to this campaign, I contend the final disposition of the $5,000 in cash given Mr. York is more relevant, especially given his recent actions in lying to the Chamber of Commerce and Loudoun Times Mirror about his re-election plans. I have always wondered what Mr. York did with the money. I call on Mr. York to account for the unreported $5,000 cash contribution he received in 2011. Mr. Yorkâ€™s reluctance to sign a simple ethics pledge highlights a huge problem with land use applicants and political contributions. I will be a different kind of Chairman, I will clean up Loudoun County Government,â€ said King.