Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, former sheriff subject of federal investigation

Former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe (WAVY Photo)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Federal investigators are looking into the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.

The U.S. Attorney requested a subpoena be issued to the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office for a grand jury, which is set to meet on Feb. 22.

The subpoena requests records and documents for the last 13 years relating to the sheriff’s office, former Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe and Correct Care Solutions, LLC. It also orders requests for proposals for medical, dental and mental health services for Norfolk City Jail inmates.

The subpoena directs the office to turn over records of all items of value greater than $100 that CCS, its officers or employees provided to McCabe or any other employee of the sheriff’s office. Some of those items include airline travel, hotel expenses, professional sporting events, fishing charters and the use of condominiums in Nashville, Tennessee.

CCS is headquartered in Nashville.

Records show CCS and its executives have donated at least $7,500 over the past three years to McCabe’s campaigns for both sheriff and mayor.

Read the subpoena sent to the sheriff’s office

The subpoena also asks that the sheriff’s office provide documents from Jan. 2013 to present relating to the sheriff’s office’s dealings with the website

The subpoena requests contracts regarding the collection of credit and debit card purchases for the site, electronic records of transactions processed through the site and correspondences regarding payments. Additionally, investigators want to look at records of all deposits, purchases, payment and distributions made by McCabe, the sheriff’s office or its employees using funds from the website.

A spokesperson says the sheriff’s office is fully complying with the subpoena requests. The sheriff’s office provided the subpoena to 10 On Your Side “in the interest of continued transparency.”

McCabe officially retired Feb. 1. He announced he would not seek re-election in December, after serving in the role for 23 years. At the time, McCabe said his reasons for resigning were personal.

A source close to McCabe said this investigation has nothing to do with his leaving office when asked if this is why he chose to resign.

WAVY News reached out to Bob McCabe directly. Our call was not immediately returned. CCS tells us they are looking into the matter.

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