Norfolk City Council unanimously asks City Treasurer Anthony Burfoot to step down

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NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk City Council has created a resolution requesting City Treasurer Anthony Burfoot to tender his resignation by Thursday, December 15.

The resolution said the following:

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE CITY TREASURER TENDER HIS RESIGNATION FOR CERTAIN ACTS COMMITTED

WHEREAS, the City Treasurer has been found guilty of certain felonies committed during his tenure as a member of City Council which have encroached upon the integrity of the Council;

WHEREAS, the City Council has a duty to preserve the best interests and the reputation of the City and the trust of its residents; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to take steps to safeguard the security of the city’s public funds; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Norfolk:

Section 1: – That the City Council does hereby request that the City Treasurer resign his position to be effective no later than December 15, 2016.

Section 2: – That the City Council directs the City Manager to take all actions necessary to secure the City’s financial assets including but not limited to all city taxes, levies, assessments, rents, fees and all over revenues accruing to the city.

Section 3: – That this resolution shall be in effect from the date of its adoption.

Burfoot was found guilty of six charges in his federal corruption trial on Friday, including all four of the corruption charges and two of the four perjury charges he faced.

Burfoot returned to work Monday at Norfolk City Hall. Under state law, Burfoot can stay in office until all his appeals are exhausted.

But on January 7, Burfoot is facing a court hearing surrounding an effort by some to recall him from office as the Norfolk City Treasurer.

The judge in that case has the right to suspend him from his position.

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