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Posted on: June 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] A Statement from Joseph Platania, Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney


June 4, 2020

Today, in Charlottesville General District Court, Richard H. Allan, III, pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to a reduced charge of misdemeanor destruction of property. 

He was given a 90-day jail sentence that was suspended upon the condition that he complete 25 hours of community service and be of good behavior for 12 months.

Mr. Allan admitted to removing a bronze cast “slave auction” marker belonging to the City of Charlottesville. After being charged with its removal and destruction, Mr. Allan was cooperative and facilitated the return of the marker.

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Joseph Platania
Commonwealth’s Attorney
City of Charlottesville

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