Loudoun County judges remove liberal DA from burglary case

Loudoun County judge removes liberal DA’s office from burglary case after prosecutor offered to plead thief for six months and downplay his past criminal history

  • Loudon County Circuit Court Judge James Ploughman has removed the county’s awakened district attorney’s office from prosecuting a case
  • He wrote in his decision that the office of Attorney for the Commonwealth of the County should be removed after a lawyer had ‘misled the court and the public’.
  • They argued that Michelle Burton – prosecutor for the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office – underestimated Kevin Enrique Valle’s criminal history
  • He then reportedly offered her a six-month deal for his three misdemeanor charges and two felony charges.
  • The state’s Republican attorney general is now reportedly gearing up to prosecute the case, but Bibiraj has filed a request to set aside the order.

a Virginia the judge has removed picking The Lawden County District Attorney’s office from a burglary case after a prosecutor reduced a burglar’s criminal history.

Loudon County Circuit Court Judge James Ploughman ruled Friday that the county’s Commonwealth Attorney’s Office should be dropped from a serial theft case for “deliberately misleading the court and the public.”

‘The Commonwealth is deliberately misleading the Court and the public in an attempt to “sell” the petition agreement for a reason that has not yet been explained,’ Ploughman wrote in his decision to remove the office – led by democrat Buta Bibaraj – from prosecuting Kevin Enrique Valle.

Vale, 19, is charged with being involved in a ‘potential 12 burglary crime spree spread across four counties in 10 days’, and charged with three misdemeanors for destruction of property and false identification as well as two felony counts .

But Ploughman said Michelle Burton – a prosecutor with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office – offered Vale a six-month plea by downplaying her past criminal history and not including other theft charges filed against her.

They claim that the petition wrongly states that all the offenses were committed within hours instead of 10 days last year.

Plowman also pointed out that Vale had previously pleaded guilty to three other felony charges, along with other pending criminal charges, as well as a juvenile record.

He concluded, ‘The Attorney’s Office for Biberraj and Loudon County Commonwealth is removed and disqualified from further prosecution as counsel of record in this case.’

Nevertheless, Bibiraj insisted that his office was functioning properly and petitioned the state’s Supreme Court to quash the order and ask the court to stop removing the office from the case. WJLA,

Meanwhile, the state’s Republican attorney general has announced that his office is ready to take steps to prosecute the case, claiming that the court has “lost faith” in Bibiraj and his office.

The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office is led by Democrat Buta Biberraj (pictured)

Loudon County Circuit Court Judge James Ploughman, led by Democrat Buta Biberraj, cleared the county’s Commonwealth Attorney’s Office from a theft case.

Plowman argued that a lawyer at the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office undercut Kevin Enrique Valle's criminal history by offering him a plea deal in a serial burglary case.

Plowman argued that a lawyer at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office undercut Kevin Enrique Valle’s criminal history by offering him a plea deal in a serial burglary case.

In his decision, Plowman – who previously served as Loudon Commonwealth Attorney before Bibaraj’s election in 2019 – said the fault plea deal proved Bibaraj was unable to prosecute the case ‘in line with professional standards’ .

Ploughman also recused himself from the case ‘unless the parties agreed otherwise’, and ordered the Attorney’s Office of the Fauquier Commonwealth to prosecute Valle.

Following this, Republican Virginia Attorney General Jason Miares sent a letter to the chief justice of the 20th Judicial Circuit on Monday, saying the court had “lost faith” in Bibiraj and his office.

He wrote that his office is now ready to assist – and even prosecute – ‘given this unprecedented development’.

‘Please know that my office stands ready to ensure that the victims of these serious crimes are brought to justice, and the perpetrators are held accountable, to ensure that citizens of Virginia feel safe in their homes.’

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miares sent a letter to judicial officials on Monday saying that his office is ready to step in and prosecute the matter.

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miares sent a letter to judicial officials on Monday saying that his office is ready to step in and prosecute the matter.

But on Tuesday, Bibaraj hit back at Miares at a news conference as he defended his office’s decision to make a plea to Vale.

She claimed that Plowman did not actually have the authority to remove the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office from the case, and told Miares to ‘stay in her street’.

“This is a specific message to Attorney General Jason Miares, ‘Stay in your street,’” Biberraj said. ‘Your street is in Richmond. Your alley is Virginia’s Attorney General. You are not an elected council attorney and certainly not for Loudon County.’

Bibiraj spoke of his record in the office, adding: ‘The politicization of this 19-year-old boy’s case is unfortunate and a terrible reflection of the Attorney General’s office.

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