Government & Courts

Kurt Kroboth found his name “inconvenient and embarrassing,” he said on a name 
change application. Photo courtesy of the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail

Oscar M. Glass: OMG—Kurt Kroboth gets a new name

Kurt Kroboth, a convicted would-be wife killer who was bothered by lingering notoriety over his Albemarle crimes, has convinced a California judge to change his identity. Following a hearing in early May, the Superior Court of Contra Costa County entered a decree giving Kroboth a new name: Oscar Michel Glass. “Only on the left coast,” […]

Chris Dumler in 2013, when he faced pressure to resign from the Board of Supervisors. Photo by
John Robinson

Chris Dumler found living under new name

The former Albemarle County supervisor who once served jail time for sexual battery, resigned from his position representing the Scottsville District and is currently a wanted fugitive has been found in the Philippines, according to a Rob Schilling report. In what seems to be a trend of those convicted of crimes changing their names [Kurt […]

Alexander Ikefuna is the city's new planning chief.
Submitted photo

Tolbert successor named to neighborhood development

The spot vacated by longtime director of Charlottesville neighborhood development services Jim Tolbert in February officially will be filled August 17. Alexander Ikefuna, former director of community services and planning in Mobile, Alabama, will step in to take over the position that’s been held by interim director Missy Creasy since Tolbert left. Ikefuna discovered he […]