F.C.’s Michael Gardner Arrested for Felony Sexual Battery. By FCNP.com, October 1, 2014.
Informant: Michael Gardner tried to have child witnesses killed. By Peggy Fox, WUSA 9, February 19, 2015.
Defendant allegedly asked about hit man to kill child witnesses. By Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post, February 19, 2015.
Ex-politician accused of molesting two young girls ‘tried to get them killed before trial’. By Alex Wellman, Mirror, February 21, 2015.
Former small town Democratic Party chairman ‘plotted to hire hit man to kill girls aged nine and ten who he molested’ before they could testify against him. Myriah Towner, DailyMail.com, February 21, 2015.
Judge to allow murder plot evidence in sex abuse trial of ex-Va. Democratic official. By Jeff Goldberg, ABC 7 News, February 23, 2015.
Attorney withdraws from Michael Gardner case. WUSA 9, February 23, 2015.
Falls Church man’s defense team pulls out of molestation trial after hitman allegations. By Tom Fitzgerald, Fox 5 DC, February 23, 2015.