Delgaudio Was Right: Superintendent Found Guilty of Crime in Trial
Eugene Delgaudio reacted to the guilty verdict of the former Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler:
"I said from the beginning that public School officials should not aubse moral teachers who stand for their sincerely held religious beliefs and practices. I have said on the record to news organizations that the pattern of criminal actions would result in a conviction of school officials. The superintendent's conviction is a small fraction of the painful political wrongdoing and hurtful actions visited upon many victims in the Loudoun County, Virginia community. I have seldom seen such disrespectful and hostilie treatment exhibited to parents and citizens. For years, Public Advocate has crusaded against such corrupt practices in Loudoun and throughout the United States," said Delgaudio.
WTOP NEWS REPORT:
The special grand jury impaneled by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares to investigate Loudoun County Public Schools is not the first time county residents have been summoned by the circuit court to determine whether criminal indictments are warranted.
"Based on my 16 years on the Board of Supervisors, my own experience, there will be a discovery of some type of crime, whether it's federal, state, or local," said Delgaudio.
"The special grand jury today is dealing with hard evidence, concrete evidence of cover-ups," said Delgaudio. "As they said in Watergate, it's not the crime, it's the cover-up.".............REPORTED WTOP NEWS.
A jury found former Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler guilty of retaliation against a former special education teacher.
In a split decision on Friday, jurors found Ziegler guilty of retaliation but not guilty of penalizing an employee for jury service. Ziegler faces a maximum of 12 months in jail and will appeal. He's set to be sentenced on Jan. 4.
The case stems from Attorney General Jason Miyares' investigation into LCPS, which was one of the first things Gov. Glenn Youngkin did when he took office.
Miyares said in a statement Friday: "Justice has finally been served in Loudoun County. Nearly two years ago, Loudoun County Public Schools and the Loudoun County School Board were thrown into the public spotlight for all the wrong reasons. One of the casualties of their neglect and mismanagement led to the retaliatory firing of a dedicated and caring school teacher. Today, my office brought a measure of justice for Erin Brooks."
3 Trials to Be Held Against Loudoun School Administrators
Three separate trials will be held next year to adjudicate charges against the former superintendent of a northern Virginia school system as well as the system's primary spokesman.
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - Three separate trials will be held next year to adjudicate charges against the former superintendent of a northern Virginia school system as well as the system's primary spokesman.
Ex-Superintendent Scott Ziegler and spokesman Wayde Byard made initial appearances Tuesday in Loudoun County Circuit Court after indictments against them were unsealed Monday.