Ron Moten vs. Irv Nathan
Between the council meeting and Keely Thompson's plea, LL didn't have time yesterday to get to the surprise guest at Tuesday's panel on the attorney general election: Peaceoholics co-founder Ron Moten
Most people facing a lawsuit from the District over bogus non-profit tax forms and luxury SUVs might decide to lie low. Instead, Moten used the question-and-answer session at the University of the District of Columbia law school to confront panel member and current attorney general Irv Nathan about the case. How, Moten wondered, could voters be sure that the lawsuit wasn't the creation of Mayor Vince Gray?
Nathan claimed that the lawsuit couldn't have been a Gray ploy, since the administration only knew about it hours before it was filed. And as for his own political aspirations, Nathan said he doesn't plan to run in next year's attorney general election.
Surprisingly quiet during Moten's exchange: ex-attorney general and fellow Adrian Fenty pal Peter Nickles. Nickles has denied a 2010 report that he steered a no-bid contract towards Moten's gang intervention group at Fenty's behest, but you'd think he'd have something to say about allegations of rampant grant fraud on his watch.
Photo by Will Sommer