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January 22, 2020 · OPINION

No better public servant than John McCarthy

John McCarthy
By Alvin Henry
Washington, Va.

So, the commonwealth spent over two years investigating former Rappahannock County Administrator John McCarthy and filed charges for a little over $200 and said they did him a favor?

Well, John spent decades making Rappahannock and Fauquier County a better place to live. There is absolutely no one who has been a better public servant than John.

I witnessed him morning after morning coming to Rappahannock County at least an hour prior to the office opening. He spent countless evenings at meetings and donated his time to civic organizations. If our region had more McCarthys, we all would have a better place to live.

Maybe, the commonwealth needs to allocate its time and resources to real crimes where real money is stolen and violent crimes are committed against the citizens.

The old saying — “No good deed goes unpunished” — has real meaning here.
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DonkeyFarmer · January 23, 2020 at 7:17 pm
The guy had a 160k a year job, I don't think he would put that in jeopardy for $202.00. The county probably spends more than that on paper clips. There has got to be more to this story.
Truepat · January 23, 2020 at 6:43 am
I recall the article stated that the investigation was started due to "current" issues with the staff, what was the results of that part of the investigation?
No to northam · January 22, 2020 at 8:26 am
A thief is a thief no matter how you feel about him, he is nothing more than a common theif
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