DOCUMENT: No charges in Chesapeake jail construction project

DOCUMENT: No charges in Chesapeake jail construction project

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DOCUMENT: No charges in Chesapeake jail construction project

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Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 8 at 6:10 AM

CHESAPEAKE (AP) -- A prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed following an investigation into the construction of three temporary housing facilities at the Chesapeake Correctional Center.  

The Virginian-Pilot reports Commonwealth's Attorney Nancy Parr made the decision Wednesday in a letter to State Police.

Mayor Alan Krasnoff had asked for the State Police investigation into the $7.2 million Chesapeake jail project that was marred by cost overruns and miscues. The project was intended to ease inmate crowding.

The state Board of Corrections last year approved a waiver for the city to use the buildings for no more than seven years until it comes up with a permanent plan.

Read Commonwealth's Attorney Nancy's Parr's letter.

AP-WF-02-07-14 0820GMT

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