People looking to get rid of Norfolk City Treasurer took advantage of Super Tuesday

Posted at 4:28 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 16:28:09-05

Norfolk, Va. – People who are looking to get rid of Norfolk City Treasurer Anthony Burfoot took advantage of Super Tuesday.

Members of the group Citizen Recall Committee went to polling locations gathering signatures in an effort to recall him from office.

Burfoot was indicted on eight corruption charges.

The federal government is accusing him of using his position as a city official to make business deals.

The group wants him recalled from office.

Citizen Recall Committee Bob Brown said, “We are not a okay with Mr. Burfoot remaining at the home of the Norfolk Treasurers office.  He should be gone.”

NewsChannel 3 spoke to Andrew Sacks, Burfoot’s lawyer who called the petition efforts misguided and irresponsible.

He also called the effort politically motivated.

Sacks said Burfoot hasn’t been convicted of anything and deserves his right to a fair trial.

He also said Burfoot will not step aside from his role as Treasurer.