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'''Joseph D. "Joe" Platania'''. He's like this guy running for office or something.<ref name=cvilleannounce2017>{{cite-cville|url=http://www.c-ville.com/chapman-passes-prosecutorial-torch-platania/|title=Chapman passes prosecutorial torch to Platania|author=Lisa Provence|date=5 Jan 2017}}</ref>
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'''Joseph D. "Joe" Platania''' has served as the Charlottesville commonwealth's attorney since 2018. <ref>{{Cite-progress|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city-constitutional-officer-candidates-cruise-to-victory/article_47753782-c436-11e7-a77e-3307663c460f.html|title=City constitutional officers cruise to victory|author=|publishdate=|accessdate=}}</ref>
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== Biography ==
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Prior to winning top prosecutor, Platania served under former Commonwealth's Attorney [[Dave Chapman]]. He joined the office in 2003.<ref name="cvilleannounce2017">{{cite-cville|url=http://www.c-ville.com/chapman-passes-prosecutorial-torch-platania/|title=Chapman passes prosecutorial torch to Platania|author=Lisa Provence|date=5 Jan 2017}}</ref>
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Platania successfully prosecuted James Alex Fields Jr. in 2019 for the 2017 murder of [[Heather Heyer]] after the [[Unite the Right]] rally.<ref>{{Cite-progress|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/fieldstrial/today-we-have-reclaimed-our-streets-fields-found-guilty-of/article_9c61494c-fa64-11e8-83b3-436d9e4b0001.html|title='Today, we have reclaimed our streets': Fields found guilty of first-degree murder in Charlottesville car attack|author=Tyler Hammel, Ruth Serven Smith and Allison Wrabel|publishdate=|accessdate=}}</ref>
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Platania is the subject of a lawsuit by the manufacturers of the Queen of Virginia machines for banning them from the city. <ref>{{Cite-progress|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/charlottesville-commonwealth-s-attorney-sued-by-skill-machine-manufacturers/article_c828c9f2-b87d-5130-90fc-0bfe7799029a.html|title=Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney sued by 'skill machine' manufacturers|author=|publishdate=|accessdate=}}</ref>
  
 
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Joseph D. "Joe" Platania has served as the Charlottesville commonwealth's attorney since 2018. [1]

Biography

Prior to winning top prosecutor, Platania served under former Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman. He joined the office in 2003.[2]

Platania successfully prosecuted James Alex Fields Jr. in 2019 for the 2017 murder of Heather Heyer after the Unite the Right rally.[3]

Platania is the subject of a lawsuit by the manufacturers of the Queen of Virginia machines for banning them from the city. [4]

References