Bellamy removal case dismissed; Kessler 'kind of ready to move on'
The Daily Progress Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 9 p.m.
A Charlottesville Circuit Court judge has dismissed a legal petition to remove City Councilor Wes Bellamy from office after the special prosecutor appointed to the case determined that the petition did not have enough signatures for a court to consider the complaint.
In a court filing submitted Tuesday, Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Doucette said Jason Kessler needed approximately 1,000 more signatures to meet the number required by state code.
Doucette also said the right-wing provocateur and blogger’s petition, which alleges that Bellamy misused his office because tweets he wrote several years ago seem to display a prejudice against certain constituents, did not provide enough evidence to substantiate those claims.
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