(RightWing.org) – A Democrat prosecutor in Virginia is being accused of misusing taxpayer money to target her political opponents. County officials have asked her to repay the cost of multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. She can certainly afford to — because she’s received hundreds of thousands of dollars from left-wing billionaire George Soros.
— Ian Prior (@iandprior) February 13, 2023
On February 12, WJLA News, an ABC affiliate, reported that Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj of Loudoun County, Virginia used FOIA requests to collect information on her Republican rivals during election campaigns. Biberaj, a Democrat, submitted the requests on candidates Nicole Wittman — who ran against her in 2019 — and Elizabeth Lancaster, her opponent in the upcoming 2023 Dem primary. She also submitted requests against journalists who were covering her work. The problem is she submitted these requests from her official email account and used her title to back them up.
Now officials want her to repay the cost of the requests. Loudoun County supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D) sent Biberaj a letter telling her that because the requests were “personal and political” and not related to her job, she wants the attorney to “reimburse, from non-governmental funds” any costs involved in preparing and sending the requests. These costs include any time spent on it by her staff.
According to Fox News, Biberaj is funded by the Justice and Public Safety PAC, which is financed by George Soros. For her 2019 campaign, she received over $800,000 from the PAC out of a total of $1,085,000 donated by the Hungarian-born financier.
Biberaj has been a controversial attorney; she’s the one who released the notorious Loudoun County transgender rapist after his first offense because her office couldn’t organize a trial in time. She clashed with Umstattd over that case last year and defended herself by saying she decided to delay the trial — leaving the offender free to strike again — “in collaboration with the victim’s family.” The family said, “Nothing could be further from the truth.”
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