Loose Lips

Former Ward 5 ANC Chairman Charged

The hits keep on coming for Ward 5.

William Shelton, former chairman of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5B, has been charged with "access device fraud" in federal court. According to an information filing by federal prosecutors, which means that Shelton will almost certainly agree to a plea deal, Shelton fraudulently used the debit card issued to ANC 5B and has agreed to forfeit $28,526.21 in cash.

Shelton's legal troubles are of no great surprise. Last summer, an audit found that Shelton allegedly spent 5B's kitty at Bloomingdale's and on the car note for his Lexus.

When LL called Shelton's house, his son said he would be home later this afternoon. LL will update as needed.

  • PissedAsHe77

    Another one in Ward 5 bites the dust!
    Ward 7.. the hammer coming down on you fools real soon!

  • Southeast Ken

    What a mess.

  • Truth hurts

    Any city pols issue statements of sadness for him and his family yet?

  • DJ Ren

    Paging tony...

  • SEis4ME

    Any city pols issue statements of sadness for him and his family yet?

    I wouldn't blame them if they did.

  • NE John

    He can be HTJ's cellmate and bitch

  • NE John

    I'd like to see Kwame go next, and then another small timer. An alternating style of prosecution

  • NE John

    These guys being caught now are so stupid, they cannot mount any defense, even for a DC jury, and hence the quick guilty pleas.

  • Keith B.

    Should have bought a Camry, much easier to pay off (by yourself)

  • Southeast Ken

    LOL@Truth Hurts

    @DJ Ren, leave brother tony alone.

  • DJ Ren

    @Ken - sorry, tony's daily meltdown has become a comedy staple. The WCP comment equivalent of must-see tv.

  • Truth hurts

    I beg to differ.

  • Southeast Ken

    You guys make my day on here. LOL It's a New Year, can we all get alone in a civil manner?

  • Keith B.

    That's asking a bit much from tony, the black Rick Mangus.

  • Bert

    Must be something in the water in Ward 5....

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