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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Grand Jury Calls For Indictment In Norfolk No-Show Case

A special grand jury has recommended bringing a felony indictment against a former high-ranking Norfolk Community Services Board administrator over her conduct involving a 12-year no-show worker.

The panel found former Director of Administration Brenda Wise "knowingly failed to pursue investigation and other processes" for more than 10 years that would have resolved the employment of Jill McGlone, according to a report filed Tuesday with the Norfolk Circuit Court. The Pilot obtained a copy of the document Thursday.

It focuses largely on three former CSB employees - McGlone, Wise and former Executive Director George Pratt - and their roles in McGlone collecting $320,000 as a nonworking employee. The panel described the controversy as a debacle and said, "The initial failure of George Pratt and Brenda Wise to deal decisively with Jill McGlone lies at the heart."

The panel did not discover why the agency continued to pay McGlone. That is still a mystery.


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