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More Delgaudio money laundering

Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), as we know, is now at last under (extremely slow) investigation for using his county office, staff, and budget to carry on his very lucrative trade in outside political lobbying activity — really pseudo-political money-generating that earns him $150,000+ a year by rattling the cages of homophobic rich right wing donors with mailings warning that e.g. (this is a direct quote) “The Radical Homosexuals infiltrating the United States Congress have a plan: Indoctrinate an entire generation of American children with pro-homosexual propaganda and eliminate traditional values from American society.”

Delgaudio’s former aide Donny Ferguson, having learned at the knee of the master, as it were, has been running his own similar pseudo-lobby “American Tradition Partnership”; for a while, until they caught him at it, he was operating it right out of Delgaudio’s office himself.

However, Delgaudio is still enjoying a very cozy relationship with his protege, funneling county expense funds to Donny on a regular basis, Continue reading

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Learning from the master of corrupt politics himself

Delgaudio’s youthful protege Donny Ferguson

NOTE: broken link to the PBS story below now fixed.

Donny Ferguson, former aide to as yet unindicted Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), is the subject of a fascinating investigative story by PBS Frontline showing how Donny has applied the lessons of dirty politics, smear campaigns, and dubiously legal fundraising pioneered by his mentor Delgaudio.

Donny, as many Loudoun residents know, is the mastermind of periodic sleazy robocalls which attempt to spread dirt on candidates just before an election. Because his “American Tradition Partnership” claims to be a “social welfare non-profit” organization, it is allowed only to “educate” voters on “issues,” not endorse candidates. It is illegal for such organizations to coordinate with campaigns.

During the supervisor elections in Loudoun last fall, Donny was however blatantly coordinating with the successful campaign of Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin), Continue reading

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