NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A man accused in the Bank of the Commonwealth trial is accusing Norfolk Vice Mayor Anthony Burfoot of promising special treatment.
During trial testimony Tuesday, developer Tommy Arney said Burfoot promised him votes for certain properties, including a gentlemen's club in downtown Norfolk, in exchange for help with getting bank loans for Burfoot's children.
"I was the one out front ensuring that we did not have this type of establishment downtown and so that's the bottom line. I've never had a conversation as it relates to that," Burfoot told WAVY.com Tuesday.
Arney pleaded guilty to fraud and is hoping to get a lighter sentence in exchange for his cooperation.
A 35-year-old member of a Currituck County fire station is under arrest after a recording device was discovered in the women's bunk at the station.
A Virginia Beach man will serve 15 years in prison for charges related to two armed bank robberies in 2011.
A local convicted robber will serve 15 years behind bars for his part in a robbery at the Oceanfront two years ago.