Conflicts of interest. Corruption (or at the very least the strong appearance of it.) Cover-ups. There seems to be a pattern when it comes to things surrounding Wally Covington, Brentsville Dist. member of the Prince William BOCS. As if the whole discretionary funds / Rainbow Riding debacle weren’t enough, guess who is currently the Chairman of the Virginia Railway Express — that’s right, it’s Covington. Under his watchful eye, VRE has found itself embroiled in an FBI bribery / kickback investigation and now an outside audit has apparently uncovered suspected fraud, but he and Potomac Dist. Supervisor Maureen Caddigan led the way in quashing calls for an independent investigation under the flawed premise that the FBI investigation of a different matter must be concluded first.
Can you say “cover-up” boys and girls? I knew you could. Covington and Caddigan are fighting for their political lives and they know that one more piece of bad news may put them at the tipping point where they cannot continue in office. Sources tell Virtucon this afternoon that this is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the VRE and things may get a whole lot worse real soon.