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Charles Dougherty Faces Loss Of Home Saturday, 15 July 2006

Posted by R Garfield in Drifting.
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It’ll be of no surprise to some people that Charles ‘ JR’ Dougherty is going back to court, in charges stemming from the voided Gate City, Virginia election that made news for being the only election in Virginia history for having the entire governing body – council and mayor – thrown out.

Dougherty was cleared of two indictments earlier, but still faces over 100 years of prison time for the remaining counts. Some area media, most notably the Kingsport Times-News, incorrectly reported that Charles Dougherty was cleared of charges of buying votes. The actual charges were conspiracy charges, and as no other conspirators were named, the charges resulted in a not guilty verdict, not of buying votes, but of conspiracy.

What many folks will not be aware of is the fact that, as he heads back to court, another action involving Dougherty will be played out at the same location. His home is due to sold on the courthouse steps, as part of a Special Trustee’s Sale. Sellers are hoping to recover more than $800,000 from the sale of the property.

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