Virginia Beach, Va. – The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has ended its investigation of conflict of interest charges against Virginia Beach City Councilman John Uhrin without filing any charges.
Officials say there was insufficient evidence to prove the charges against Uhrin over the Cavalier Land Project, noting that there is no documentation linking Uhrin’s wife, Catherine Sassone or her boss to the project before Uhrin voted on it.
The Commonwealth’s Attorney released the following statement on the case:
The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office has concluded the investigation into potential conflict of interest charges against City Councilman John Uhrin regarding the Cavalier Land Project. The fact that there is no documentation in writing linking Catherine Sassone or her boss, Bart Frye, to the Cavalier Project before the initial vote on the project in July 2013, coupled with the City Attorney’s conflict of interest opinions, result in there being insufficient evidence to prove criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt related to Virginia’s conflict of interest laws.