Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

February 7, 2014

Prosecutor: No crimes in mishandled jail project

CLARKSBURG — Chesapeake’s top prosecutor says no crimes were committed when the city built three temporary jail facilities without required state approval.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Nancy Parr explained her conclusions Thursday after an 18-month state police investigation.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the buildings were part of an $8 million expansion to ease crowding at the Chesapeake Correctional Center. The buildings sat largely unused for years because the state Board of Corrections did not approve them before construction. Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan persuaded state officials to allow their use shortly after he took office in 2012.

Mayor Alan Krasnoff requested a criminal investigation after the mishandling of the project became public.

Parr said the noncompliance stemmed from misunderstandings and miscommunications between the city and the builder. She said those mistakes are not criminal.

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