Charlottesville Breaking News
It's been said that nobody ever lost money buying property in Albemarle County. George Huguely IV may have found a way.
In September 2005, just as his namesake son was enrolling in his first year as a student-athlete at the University of Virginia, the elder Huguely made what he must have thought was a strategic land purchase near Charlottesville.
About five miles west of the city limits, amid the tony suburbs of Ivy, the 10.34-acre tract was near what was then the home of Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard along Morgantown Road. Unfortunately, Lessard's home would burn down just two years later. Huguely's dreams would last a little longer.
Huguely, who lives in Bethesda (and who did not return a reporter's call), found that he could carve the Ivy land into three sellable homesites. What could possibly go wrong?
Things started out in a promising fashion. In 2007, Huguely sold one of the homesites for more than half of the total purchase price for the whole tract. With two more sites to sell– including a much larger one– he appeared well on his way not just to recouping, but perhaps doubling,...
The father of accused girlfriend-killer George Huguely V has had his own run-in with the law, and is facing three charges related to alleged drunk driving in Montgomery County, Maryland.
According to the Washington Examiner, George Wesley Huguely IV was arrested September 20 in Potomac after a police officer observed a dispute between Huguely and two joggers in which one of the runners allegedly hit Huguely's black Chevrolet Suburban. The officer followed the SUV and observed it driving erratically and going through a red light.
Huguely, 56, took a field sobriety test and was taken to the police station, where he refused to take an alcohol breath test, the Washington Post reports. He was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, and for failure to obey properly placed traffic control device instructions....