Charges against Richmond, Va. Postal Workers Official Indefinitely Dropped

Postal workers logoOn October 8, Sylvia Grooms, director of industrial relations for American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 199 in Richmond, Va., had grand larceny charges against her indefinitely dropped. Virginia Circuit Court for the City of Richmond issued a “Noelle Prosequi” on all four counts. A “Noelle Prosequi” in a criminal case indicates a decision by the prosecutor to proceed no further. As “‘Lectric Law Library” explains: “The effect of a noelle prosequi, when obtained, is to put the defendant without day, but it does not operate as an acquittal; for he may be afterwards reindicted, and even upon the same indictment, fresh process may be awarded.”