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An investigator hired by the university is fired by the Attorney General of New Virginia on Jan. 6

Two University of Virginia attorneys have been removed by Virginia's new attorney general, including Timothy Heaphy, who worked for the House of Representatives panel that investigated the US Capitol breach on Jan. 6, 2021.

A spokesperson for Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares confirmed the terminations. According to Victoria LaCivita, the termination of Heaphy has not been related to the January 6th committee's investigation.

Every council serves at the pleasure of the Attorney General," she wrote. As a matter of practice, the new administration elects staff members who share the Attorney General's philosophical and legal approach.

"University leaders are thankful to Tim for his remarkable contribution to our society and sorry to see it come to an end," a representative for the University of Virginia told media outlets.

“While I’m disappointed that my time as University Counsel has come to an end, I’m confident that the office will continue to provide quality service as the University continues to thrive in the days to come,” he stated.

25 Jan 2022


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