Man Whose Donations Match Thompson Network Set to Appear in Court This Afternoon
Another man whose local political contributions match those made by straw donors tied to alleged shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson is headed to federal court. Troy White, the operator of a New York-based marketing firm, was charged yesterday with failure to file corporate tax returns.
White is charged with failing to provide four years of corporate tax forms for his company, Wytehouse, on a total of $1,058,506 in income. He's set to appear at 2 p.m. this afternoon in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Those charges aren't necessarily of interest to D.C. politics, but what might make people in the Wilson Building curious is this: White made two contributions of $1,000 each to Michael A. Brown's at-large campaign on Oct. 10, 2008, the same day relatives of confessed straw donor Lee Calhoun made their own $1,000 contributions to Brown.
White's attorney declined to comment. A man who identified himself as White picked up his cell phone when LL called, then said White couldn't come to the phone and hung up.
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