US. Department of Justice

United States Attorney
Western District of Virginia

Timothy J. Heapin Street Address Mailing Address

United States Attorney Overnite Delivegg 180 West Main Street, Suite 9
310 Cummings Street, Suite A Abingdon, Virginia 242] 0
A bingdon. Virginia 24210 Telephone: 276/628-4161

Fax: 276/6284399

December 12, 2014

Thomas Cullen, Esq. Thomas J. Bondurant, Esq.

Woods Rogers, PLC Gentry, Locke, Rakes, Moore, LLP
PO Box 14125 PO Box 40013

Roanoke, VA 24038 Roanoke, VA 24022

Charles E. James, in, Esq. Paul Reagan

Williams, Mullen LLP PO Box 1475

200 South 10th Street, Suite 1600 Richmond, VA 23218

Richmond, VA 23219

Re: Resignation of Sen. Phillip Puckett
Dear Sirs:

I am writing to inform you of the status of the United States Department of Justice?s
investigation of the events surrounding the resignation of Phillip Puckett from the Senate of
the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney?s Of?ce for the
Western District of Virginia have been conducting an investigation into the events
surrounding Senator Puckett?s resignation since June 2014. After reviewing facts gathered
during the investigation, considering potentially applicable statutes, and consulting with the
Public Integrity Section at the Department of Justice, we have decided not to pursue federal
criminal charges for acts surrounding Senator Puckett?s resignation. We are accordingly
closing our investigation of this matter. Should new information arise from any source, we
may reopen the investigation and reconsider the declination decision.

We appreciate your cooperation with this investigation. Please feel free to call me or
AUSA Zach Lee with any questions.

Very Truly Yours,
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United States Attorney
Western District of Virginia