Archive for October, 2012

Morning Clicks

City trying to use anti-SLAPP law to protect it's CFO [Post]
Top health officials to talk Chartered Health takeover today. Prediction: Jeff Thompson won't be there [Examiner]
Early voting underway [Times]


It wasn’t that long ago that Councilmember Michael Brown’s name was mentioned as a possible mayoral candidate one day.
Brown, after all, has the pedigree (he’s the son of the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown) and the charm to make a strong citywide push. Some of his supporters say it was understood a few months ago [...]

Listen to Washington City Paper/WPFW At-Large D.C. Council Debate Thursday

LL will join WPFW's D.C. Politics show on Thursday to moderate a Washington City Paper/WPFW debate among candidates for the At-Large seat on the D.C. Council.
The show begins at 11 a.m.—you can listen live by clicking here.
Candidates who will appear are: Vincent Orange, Michael Brown, David Grosso, and Mary Brooks Beatty.

Advocacy Group Faults Pick for Police Board

What happens when a D.C. Superior Court judge says something you swore to under oath was "transparently false?" If you're Assistant Police Chief Patrick Burke, you get re-nominated to serve on the police complaints board, which handles discipline matters for the Metropolitan Police Department.
This spring, Superior Court Judge Judith Macaluso said she had "great concerns" [...]

Morning Clicks

Rough day for CFO Nat Gandhi [Times]
Jack Evans says CFO needs to get a good securities lawyer. [Post]
Vince Gray is wondering what's going on in Gandhi's shop. [Examiner]

SEC Wants to See CFO’s Office Audits

Now the the Securities and Exchange Commission, too, wants to know what's going on Natwar Gandhi's Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
The SEC sent a letter to the OCFO yesterday asking to see more than two years' worth of audits and inspections, according to a letter sent by Gandhi to Mayor Vince Gray and the [...]

Feds: Tax Office Employee Ripped Off City for $300,000

An employee in the city's beleaguered tax office helped file 282 fraudulent District tax returns that produced more than $300,000 in fraudulent local tax refunds, the U.S. Attorney's Office says in recent court filings.
Kimberle Davis was a full-time "control technician" at the Office of Tax and Revenue while also maintaining a part-time second job in [...]

Morning Clicks

Eleanor Holmes Norton has a temper. [Post]
Are Chartered Health Plan's days numbered? [Post]
Michael Brown displeased with Sharon Ambrose. [Post]

Barry Misses Campaign Finance Reporting Deadline

Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry's re-election campaign missed the Oct. 10 filing deadline with the Office of Campaign Finance as well as an extension that ended Friday, an OCF spokesman says. Barry will have to explain why he didn't file on time and faces the possibility (though very remote) of having to pay fines, OCF [...]

Ron Moten Issues New Attack Song

As promised, Ward 7 challenger Ron Moten has issued a new song attacking his opponent, Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander.
Take a listen: