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Mayor Jones: Report finds no criminal wrongdoing

November 30, 2016 9:05 am by

From the Mayor’s office:

Statement on Conclusion of Independent Investigation

RICHMOND, VA – Mayor Dwight C. Jones issued the following statement concerning the findings issued today by Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney:

“The report issued this morning found no criminal wrongdoing by me or members of my administration. More than 10 months ago, I requested an independent investigation into concerns raised about the separation between my administration and First Baptist Church of South Richmond. I cooperated extensively in the investigation to ensure any concerns were carefully examined and dispelled. After thoroughly reviewing my email, examining City and church records, and interviewing scores of witnesses, the investigation determined that no laws were violated. I was confident my administration strictly adhered to the law, and I am pleased, but not surprised, the Virginia State Police and Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney agree. Although the investigation took longer than expected, it was thorough and conclusive, and I am glad it is behind us.

In a report issued today, m Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring does not recommend filing charges related to alleged improprieties and use of City Of Richmond resources at the First Baptist Church Iron Bridge Road Construction Project.

READ THE REPORT (PDF) →

PHOTO via John Murden (2010)


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