EDA criminal charges dropped, likely temporarily
The criminal charges brought against the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority have been dismissed without prejudice. The same charges, and possibly more, may be brought up again at a later date. Special Prosecutor Michael Parker, who is handling the case, has assured the public that he has not given up. This was a necessary step, due to the investigation having not yet finished. The special grand jury will continue to investigate the case when able, and appropriate charges will likely be brought up again when their work has concluded.
The original charges were filed a year ago, before the investigation could be finished. Additionally, general restrictions due to COVID-19 have potentially slowed down the process by months, if not a year. Nonetheless, Parker is keen to continue to seek justice.
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