Wayne Kennedy pleads guilty to misdemeanor
After being arrested on multiple charges of fraud, Colonial Beach School Board member Cletus Wayne Kennedy stood the chance of losing his position on the Board because of the Virginia Code that if he were found guilty of a felony, Kennedy would have to forfeit his right to hold office.
It appears his position is relatively safe after reaching an agreement with Commonwealth Attorney Wayne Emery who agreed to nolle prosequi four of the five charges against Kennedy, and since the fifth charge to which he pled guilty was a misdemeanor, not a felony.
Circuit Court Judge Harry Taliaferro accepted the arrangement, which effectively set aside the charges of registered trademark deception and obtaining money under false pretense (two counts). Kennedy pled guilty to selling trademark items without consent-a misdemeanor.