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Forensic Expert: Former Delgaudio Employee Made 107 Phone Calls in 2.5 Hours

April 5, 2014


Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Date: March 5, 2014


Forensic Expert: Former Delgaudio Employee Made 107 Phone Calls in 2.5 Hours

In response to several news media direct inquiries, Charles King attorney for Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio announced the preliminary results of a forensic investigation into telephone calls made from the Igor List by Donna Mateer, Charles L. King, attorney for Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio said:

On September 25, 2013, the Washington Post published an article containing allegations by Donna Mateer that "she worked from a spreadsheet that listed more than a thousand names and the political campaigns to which they had contributed. For weeks earlier this year (2012), she said, she sat in a county office, while on county time, and spent hours calling them, one by one."

"Ms. Mateer claimed she called names on the Igor list to make appointments for Supervisor Delgaudio to meet with potential donors."

"The article sparked a special grand jury investigation which issued no indictments." "On the July 17, 2013, the Board of Supervisors reprimanded Supervisor Delgaudio, removed him from all committee assignments and virtually eliminated the budget for his supervisor's office."

"On January 27, 2014, a removal petition was filed by a group calling themselves Citizens of Sterling. This petition is pending in the Circuit Court."

"So the question arises: How many calls did Donna Mateer make and how much time did she spend making them?"

"The County telephone system records the time, date and duration of all incoming and outgoing calls. Tandem calls within the county system are not detailed."

"I have the Igor list. At my request, the County provided me with the records of all incoming and outgoing calls for Supervisor Delgaudio's office between September 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012."

" Ms. Mateer alleged she made calls beginning about January 1, 2012 and continued doing so until she left the County on or about March 8, 2012."

"I hired a computer forensic expert to compare the office phone records with the Igor list. I have received the preliminary findings."

"Between September 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012, there were a total 3,459 of incoming and outgoing calls. The total duration of these calls was 176.5 hours."

"There were 107 outgoing calls to numbers on the Igor list. The total duration of these calls was 2.54 hours."

"Calls to names on the Igor list were 1.4% of total calls by duration."

"The preliminary data does not corroborate Ms. Mateer's allegation she made weeks making phone calls."

"Unless Ms. Mateer called from another supervisor's office, used a cell phone, the County gave me bad data or, and I doubt this, there is another list, at most she could have made 107 calls and spend 2 � hours on the phone."

"I will inquire about these inconsistencies when Ms. Mateer's deposition is taken."

"Later this week document subpoenas will be served on the officers of the Citizens of Sterling."

"The issues raised in the removal petition are political questions which should be answered at the polls in November of 2015. It's a sad day in Loudoun County when the circuit court becomes a political forum and we start serving subpoenas on each other."


The Washington Post first broke the forensic investigation report from King:

Quote: ".......King said he had received preliminary records from the county that undermined the accusations made by Delgaudio's former staff aide, Donna Mateer.

Mateer has said she spent much of her working hours during early 2012 making calls to schedule fundraising meetings for Delgaudio, working from a fundraising list provided by the supervisor. King said county records showed that Mateer made a total of 107 calls to numbers on that list between Sept. 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012, for a total duration of 2.5 hours."

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