Monday, June 26, 2017

Anthony Burfoot

Anthony Burfoot

A motion was filed this week to remove Anthony Burfoot as Norfolk Treasurer, following his sentencing to six years in prison. Burfoot was suspended from the position by a Norfolk judge in February. On Monday, April 17, U.S. District Judge Henry Morgan Jr. sentenced  Burfoot, who is currently Norfolk’s City Treasurer,  to  six years in […]
Anthony Burfoot

Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot has been suspended from his duties without pay by order of Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Everett Martin. The  judge issued his 11-page decision based on a petition filed by Attorney Ron Batliner, a Norfolk lawyer. Burfoot’s suspension began at 5 p.m. Monday  Feb. 20 and continues to April 21, three days after  he […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide If you thought the national 2016 political cycle was intriguing, 2017 may be just as dramatic for Norfolk residents. There will be a hotly contested race for the next City Treasurer, a relatively mild race for a new Sheriff, and a potential race for a House […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Norfolk’s City Treasurer Anthony Burfoot could get at least 100 years in prison for activities related to his time as a city councilman and vice mayor. But for now, Burfoot and his attorney Andrew Sacks will be waging an appeal from his  federal convictions, and Burfoot […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The corruption trial of current Norfolk Treasurer Anthony L. Burnout got underway this week (November 7), eleven months after he was formally indicted on bribery charges. A federal grand jury indicted Burfoot on eight charges related to his alleged acceptance of bribes in exchange for […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Recall campaigns  to remove Norfolk’s City Treasurer and  the Mayor of Portsmouth are nearing the end of their respective stages of operation  according to leaders of both efforts. Organizers of the effort to recall Mayor Kenneth Wright of Portsmouth said they have the 7,788 signatures […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Leaders of the  Norfolk Citizens Recall Committee that is seeking to remove Norfolk City Treasurer Anthony Burfoot from office say they have completed the first step in the process. John Wesley Hill, a leader of the recall committee, said his group is required to turn in […]

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Norfolk City Treasurer and former Vice Mayor L. Anthony Burfoot remained on duty as a public elected official on Monday, January 11. Three days earlier, he was indicted by a federal grand jury on eight charges. Burfoot said Friday January 8, after his indictment, that […]