Friday, May 3, 2013

Gloucester, VA - Louise Theberge, Questions of Quid Pro Quo And Conflicts of Interest?

This is the video in full that covers the recent introduction of the Gloucester Main Street (Village) sub area plan.  Louise serves on the board of the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust.  This video opens a lot of legal questions.  Are there Quid Pro Quo issues here?  The conflict of interest is very clear.  We just received this comment from one of our readers.  


Unlike one of your other readers please feel free to post my comments.  Like you, I would like the County to answer the issues you have brought up in your posts.  Please continue to keep us informed since none of the local papers care to cover the news!

I read your article wondering how these things could happen.  Louise Theberge being the chairperson of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors would know that she has to excuses herself from any discussion or vote on anything to do with the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust as this is a conflict of interest and a violation of the public trust.  Case in point Mr Borden excused himself from discussions and votes on extending the sewer line to Providence Baptist Church since he is a long time member and supporter of the church.  We know she did not do this since the vote was 7 – 0.  I have to wonder why the State Police or FBI are not investigating this issue.  Does this meet the definition of Quid Pro Quo? 

According to Wikipedia:

“In legal usage, quid pro quo indicates that an item or a service has been traded in return for something of value, usually when the propriety or equity of the transaction is in question. For example, under the common law, a binding contract must involve consideration: that is, the exchange of something of value for something else of economic value. In the United States, if the exchange appears excessively one sided, courts in some jurisdictions may question whether a quid pro quo did actually exist and the contract may be void by law.[2]
Similarly, political donors are legally entitled to support candidates that hold positions with which the donors agree, or which will benefit the donors. Such conduct becomes bribery only when there is an identifiable exchange between the contribution and official acts, previous or subsequent, and the term quid pro quo denotes such an exchange. The term may also be used to describe blackmail, where a person offers to refrain from some harmful conduct in return for valuable consideration.”

Louise Theberge stated in a newspaper article for her reelection she is open to listening to the public.  I would like her to talk to us.  I would like her to address these issues and the questions you have your story “Gloucester, VA - What Are The Board of Supervisors And The GMSPT Hiding? “

I would definitely like to see these issues cleared up before the Republican Party considers proving support for her reelection.  These issues appear to reflect poorly on her as a person, as a member of the Board of Supervisors, especially as the chairperson, and the Republican Party in Gloucester County.
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1 comment:

  1. Was the County Attorney present at this meeting, why did he not say something to prevent this from happening? I have to wonder if he is looking out for the best interest of the county or others?


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