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Frederick to Culpeper County Supervisors: I am not sorry

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Posted: Saturday, October 5, 2013 9:15 pm | Updated: 12:42 pm, Thu Oct 10, 2013.

The Culpeper County Commonwealth's Attorney has a message for the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors: she's not sorry for calling them corrupt.

  When the county board learned of the email, they were outraged, and have since filed a complaint against Frederick with the Virginia State Bar.

  "I have no problem telling anybody why I said what I said," Frederick said of her corruption allegation, "but out of respect for the bar complaint I really don't want to give details."

  She added that once the bar complaint was resolved that she would go on the record about the specifics of why she called the county supervisors corrupt. Frederick added that she felt the county board was "stomping on her first amendment rights."

  "I was not trying to pick a fight, but I am not ashamed of what I said and I meant what I said so my answer to them is there will be no apology," she reiterated.

  Elected on a platform of exposing corruption in the local justice system as detailed in a federal judge's overturning of the 2001 conviction for capital murder of Michael Hash, Frederick has made no apologies since for her no-nonsense approach. In spite of ensuing pressures from within the establishment including someone breaking into her office to leave a threatening message, the prosecutor said she loves her job "no matter what they do."

  Frederick said she has no regrets.

  "W here can you have such an intresting job and get to help people at the same time? I love law enforcement - I don't like bad cops - but I support great cops. Have they made it difficult?" she said of her detractors, answering, " Yes, but I can multi-task."

  Information about ethics and professional conduct at the Virginia Bar web site did not specifically address the type of complaint that the county board filed regarding Frederick's email.The multi-step process for responding to a complaint begins with a prelimianry investigation, more investigation, district committee review and evidentiary hearing, if warranted, according to

  "In cases of serious misconduct, the district committee can send the case to a higher body, the Disciplinary Board, according to the bar's web site. "Only the Disciplinary Board can suspend the lawyer’s license for up to five years or revoke the attorney’s licence to practice law."

  Culpeper attorney Sam Walker is a member of the Virginia State Bar Discplinary Board. During her campaign for office and since her election in which she beat a longtime incumbency, Walker has made known his dislike for Frederick.

  In a July letter to the Star-Exponent, he said she is leading a "disingenuous campaign against law enforcement in Culpeper County, and, in particular, the Sheriff’s office." Walker also said she has a "tendency to mislead," among other more choice words and emails during the campaign.

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