Posts Tagged ‘Robert Bennett’

District Line Daily: Will Gray Have His Day in Court?

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Mayor Vince Gray's attorney, Robert Bennett, says he expects the U.S. attorney to try to indict the mayor. [...]

Barry Has Had Months To Respond To Scandal; Should D.C. Council Give Him Another Week?

Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr. has until Tuesday to formally respond to the evidence put forth against him in the Bennett Report. Several of his council colleagues told WaPo that they wanted to wait to see Barry's rebuttal before possibly censuring him. I'm all about respecting the process. But hasn't Barry had enough time to [...]

One Barry Lesson: How Not To Run A Nonprofit

"I am a different kind of council member. I ran to get resources, to uplift people of Ward 8 to do everything I can to empower them."–Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr. on the dais yesterday in response to Robert Bennett's testimony.
By resources, Barry means the thousands of dollars in city funds he funneled to a [...]

Barry Reaction Too Strong? Too Weak? Just Right?

Quick recap here on Ward 8 Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr.'s latest misdeeds. And by "latest," here, we're not considering his long record of tax offenses.
In an explosive report issued yesterday, Special Counsel Robert S. Bennett alleged that Barry had done the following:

Report: Barry Solicited Sexual Favors From Nonprofit Worker

Sharon Wise's tenure as the project manager for two of Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr.'s fishy nonprofits, Clean and Sober Inc. and the Ward 8 Youth Leadership Council, was at best a rocky one. Wise's contract was terminated after she complained that Barry and his staffer Brenda Richardson were using the earmarked funds improperly. Wise [...]

More DCVRA Reactions and Explanations

A press conference featuring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Joe Lieberman, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty just wrapped up. All were in a suitably self-congratulatory mood over the D.C. House Voting Rights Act's survival of cloture earlier today.
Said Norton, "We see all lights on go, and we can say with [...]

Vincent Gray on Senators’ Letter

Vince politely tells Dianne Feinstein and Robert Bennett to fuck off:
While I respect the views of Senators Feinstein and Bennett, having venues available for residents and visitors alike in which to spend time during the Inaugural celebrations for President-Elect Barack Obama will provide entertainment options in organized settings for people.
The legislation passed by Council of [...]