Soros-backed, Virginia prosecutor's office hired a registered sex offender without background check

At least one former prosecutors at the office said not surprised, given the disorganization of the office in general

Updated: February 14, 2022 - 9:58am

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The Virginia Office of the Commonwealth Attorney, in the state's Loudoun County, unknowingly hired a registered sex offender, having failed to submit the successful applicant to a background check. 

The unidentified male was hired as a paralegal and fired days later.

In an interview with a local Fox News affiliate, the man, identified only as John, said he is trying to rebuild his life following five years in prison, in which he spent his time studying legal issues. 

At the time of his rapid hiring, John told Fox 5 in the story posted last week, he expected a background check, but there wasn't one. Instead, John said, he was immediately given a badge and access to cases and a backlog of old files. He also said he was struggling with mental illness at the time he was downloading hundreds, then thousands of picture, including child pornography.

Just the News placed calls Monday morning to attempt to learn whether having been found guilty of such a crime automatically disqualifies such a job applicant. 

The office learned of the man's criminal status when his probation officer called to confirm his employment. 

"I thought it was wild, but it was also expected," a former prosecutor said about the hiring. "That office is just chaos with the high turnover, lack of experience, and poor management."

Buta Biberaj, the commonwealth attorney for the county, whose 2019 campaign received nearly $600,000 from the George Soros-funded Justice and Public Safety PAC, declined to comment on the matter specifically, citing privacy policies on personnel issues. However, her office provided a statement about the office's hiring procedures and corrective steps.

"Applicants for employment are reviewed through established Loudoun County Human Resources processes," the statement reads. "Thereafter, the applicants are referred to [the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney.] Candidates submit to a vetting process. All offers of employment are contingent on, and subject to, a background check, and a probationary period. If a candidate is deemed inappropriate, our office takes immediate action to rectify any concerns.

"They thought it was inappropriate that I would go into their office and start working with a felony offense," John also said. also said Biberaj told him it was his responsibility to disclose his offense prior to beginning a job. John says he has attempted to do so in the past, but that it has immediately disqualified him among most candidate pools.