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Kevin Smith vindicated following accusation

Gloucester County Supervisor Kevin Smith has been vindicated in a recent incident in which he was accused of falsifying a single signature on a voter petition in the run-up to the November election.

In a statement provided to the Gazette-Journal on Tuesday, Smith said that an affidavit stating that a signature on one of his voter petitions had been forged had been turned into the Gloucester Commonwealth Attorney’s office by a “concerned citizen” in July.

However, documents he supplied show that the Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, which investigated the complaint at the request of the Gloucester Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, concluded that there was no evidence a crime had been committed.

According to the papers provided, which included the investigation report, Smith and his wife passed out copies of his “Petition for Qualified Voters” on June 5 following a funeral at First Baptist Church of Gloucester. (Any person wishing to qualify as a candidate must turn ...

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