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No charges planned in Chesapeake jail project

Friday - 2/7/2014, 4:20am  ET

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) -- A prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed following an investigation into the construction of three temporary housing facilities at the Chesapeake Correctional Center.

The Virginian-Pilot ( reports Commonwealth's Attorney Nancy Parr made the decision Wednesday in a letter to State Police.

Mayor Alan Krasnoff had asked for the State Police investigation into the $7.2 million Chesapeake jail project that was marred by cost overruns and miscues. The project was intended to ease inmate crowding.

The state Board of Corrections last year approved a waiver for the city to use the buildings for no more than seven years until it comes up with a permanent plan.

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