Category: Corruption

Mac Haddow’s “Waiver”

As our regular readers know, the Muckraker has thus far not done a substantive post on the felony conviction of Mac Haddow, Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland’s mentor, sometime staffer, spouse and father-in-law of sometime staffers, appointee on the County Strategic Planning Committee, chair of the Gainesville-Brentsville Budget Committee, denigrator of county staff, character assassin, and

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Mac Math (Mac Haddow Math, That Is)

As we’ve written on prior occasions, we generally don’t check out what most other blogs are covering or how they’re reacting to our posts, both because we have a specific type of subjects we cover and we just don’t have time, given all the fact-checking we engage in. We’ve been informed, however, that Gainesville Supervisor

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More Candland Spending Hypocrisy . . . Does It Ever End?

You’ve heard it again and again over the years. Saint Peter Candland self-righteously pontificating from the dais against the county budget and its salary increases (however modest) for county employees. Joined in later years by Jeanine Lawson and Ruth Anderson in guarding the pearly gates of their own professed purity, he’s repeatedly spewed a Noahic

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Mac & Pete: The Early Years — The Gainesville Truth Squad

We’ve received a submission from a contributor about the emergence of Mac Haddow and Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland’s initial character assassination campaigns. The submission was apparently spurred by the contortions the two have engaged in over the years to try to deny any involvement with or knowledge of the smear blog, the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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Mac Haddow . . . Khadafy . . . and “Blood Money”

We don’t know what to say about this. It was sent to us and is completely new to us. We’d never seen it before and never knew it even existed. It’s astounding and deeply troubling. The C. McClain Haddow in this video is none other than Prince William County’s Haddow-Candland cabal leader Mac Haddow .

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Pete Candland’s Transparency Scam

When we published a story on Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland’s generous self-reimbursement practices using taxpayer funds, we were surprised by the email reactions we received. Most people, it turned out, were not particularly upset about his mileage reimbursement practices – except that almost everyone thought he was a hypocritical cheapskate for reimbursing himself for trips

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Candland’s Hidden Vendor Sued by Cuccinelli for Scam

Just yesterday we reported that Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland tried to use county funds to pay a hyper-partisan political vendor while filing a county procurement form indicating he was contracting with a different, nonpartisan vendor. No sooner had we done so than we started to receive additional information from readers about the vendor involved in

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Candland Tries to Pay Political Vendor with County Funds

We reported on Friday that Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland had hypocritically criticized the School Board for spending $4,000 in a mailing to the entire school district, while his office had spent $2,500 of county funds on a robocall/tele-town hall for just his district. But as we looked further at the details of his December 2015

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Foreman Using Taxpayer Resources for Political Smears and Endorsements Ahead of Dumfries Town Election?

It’s another one of those hard-to-believe stories. Incumbent Dumfries Mayor Gerald M. Foreman allegedly posted on doors throughout the town a letter dated April 29, 2016, in which he both endorsed and disparaged several candidates for the Dumfries Town Council ahead of tomorrow’s town elections. Nothing new there, right? Except he did it on Dumfries

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