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Former chef at the Virginia at the Executive Mansion Todd Schneider.

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The Governor’s Office failed to order a criminal background check when it hired Todd Schneider as executive chef for Governor’s mansion, according to a report by Anita Kumar in the Washington Post. [Click here to read the report]

“The hiring process for positions within the administration, including at the mansion, requires a full vetting of the applicant and a criminal background check,” McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin told the Post. “There was a departure from this process in the case of Todd Schneider, who was hired very early in the administration.”

Earlier this month CBS 6 confirmed Virginia State Police were investigating Schneider over allegations of “improprieties involving the kitchen operation at the governor’s mansion.”

Schneider owns Seasons Fine Catering in Midlothian.

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