NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Norfolk City Treasurer Anthony Burfoot is set to go on trial Monday for political corruption. Burfoot is accused of receiving at least $475,000 in kickbacks in exchange for official acts during his time as a city councilman.
Days before the trial, we are learning exactly who will testify. Many of those people are high ranking city officials, including former mayor Paul Fraim, and several members of the Norfolk Treasurer’s office.
On Friday, 46 federal subpoenas were filed in court ahead of the month-long trial. Also on that list were several council members, both past and present. Some of those include Barclay Winn, Tommy Smigiel, Paul Riddick, Andy Protogyrou, Theresa Wibley and Angelia Graves.
In addition to those names, other prominent figures in the Hampton Roads community include the Norfolk city and assistant city managers, and Pastor Kim Brown.
Burfoot pleaded not guilty back in January. Right now the plan is to start jury selection with about 60 jurors Monday. The judge said if an impartial jury can’t be seated, they will bring in additional jurors and possibly talk about changing the venue.