Eugene Delgaudio: Special Grand Jury Report

The Grand Jury that investigated Delgaudio issued a scathing special report about his actions(and lack of action serving his constituents). The Board of Supervisors ultimately censured Delgaudio due to his misconduct and he voted against an ethics ordinance prevent future misconduct. It should be no surprise that he supported another indicted local politician who lacked ethics.

Here are some highlights of the report:

lack of focus misuse Atmosphere

hate group campaign funds

The summary starts on page 5 of the pdf or pg 3 on the scanned report.


Eugene Delgaudio opposes ALS and Heavy Rescue staffing to protect Sterling and Loudoun Citizens

During Fire-Rescue portion of the FY16 budget meeting on 3/9/15, discussion came up by Supervisor Letourneau (South Riding) about the lack of Advanced EMS coverage during the day in Sterling (mp4 starting at 0:38). It was suggested that an additional career medic unit be added in Sterling to help alleviate the shortage of ALS care and those positions be added to the budget.

During the FY16 3/19/15 budget meeting(pdf):

Chairman York made a motion that the Board of Supervisors add $2,354,359 in local tax funding and 19.04 FTE to the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management for staffing needs related to the Heavy Rescue Squad and Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit. It was further moved that these resources not be used until the Chief of the Combined Fire Rescue System makes a recommendation to the Board concerning specific staffing needed by these volunteer companies. It was further moved to reduce the enhancements for the Purcellville Volunteer Company staffing by $108,680 to provide ten months funding and the Hybrid Staffing enhancement by $477,095 to provide six month funding. (Seconded by Supervisor Reid). The motion carried 7-1-1. (Delgaudio opposed, Higgins absent).

The ALS FTEs(new positions) were added for a second career medic unit in Sterling to help with the heavy daytime call volume due to the lack of volunteer medics in Sterling during the day.

It was the South Riding Supervisor that brought up the concern about the lack of medics in Sterling, not Sterling Supervisor Delgaudio. Delgaudio voted against adding those medic positions in Sterling  to serve and protect the citizens there. Again, this shows Delgaudio’s lack of care for his constituents.

Audio of the Fy16 budget meeting on 3/19/15. Fire-Rescue discussion is at the beginning of the meeting:


Delgaudio Alone In Opposition To New Ethics Ordinance

After Delgaudio was censured for abusing his position on the Board and ignoring the constituents of Sterling, the Board enacted an Ethics Ordinance to “hold more county government representatives criminally responsible for misusing county assets. Only Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), the subject of the grand jury probe that originally identified the need for the legislation, voted against it.”


Delgaudio censured, punished by colleagues on all-Republican board

Delgaudio was censured by the Board of Supervisors after a lengthy grand jury investigation into his misconduct.

The grand jury found “… that Delgaudio directed his legislative aides “not to answer the phones or address constituent concerns and instead focus on other priorities.” The witnesses also reported incidents in the office involving “acts of verbal abuse that on multiple occasions brought his aides to tears” and led to their departures.

In one instance, a witness told the jury Delgaudio’s aides were told by their boss to report directly to an executive assistant of Public Advocate of the United States, a so-called conservative, nonprofit organization Delgaudio founded. Public Advocate has been designated an anti-gay “hate group””