Posts Tagged ‘abdul kamus’

Collateral Damage

This past week was not a good one for former D.C. Council chairman and convicted felon Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown. First, a judge denied his request to be allowed to travel to North Carolina as a part of a college tour for District youngsters that he says he’s been a part of in past years. [...]

Main Wheel in Taxi Corruption Case Sentenced to 41 Months

Yibarek Syume, the mastermind behind the widespread D.C. taxi corruption case that brought down Ted Loza, the former chief of staff to Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, was sentenced to 41 months in prison today.
Two co-conspirators, Berhane Leghesse and Amanuel Ghirmazion, were sentenced to 12 months and eight months, respectively. Earlier this week, Abdul Kamus, [...]

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Key Figure in Cash Cab Investigation Released

Yitbarek Syume, the alleged mastermind behind a plot to increase his share of the D.C. taxicab market through cash gifts to Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham's former chief of staff, is now a semi-free man. Syume was recently released from jail and put under electronic monitoring pending sentencing set for the beginning of next year, [...]

Jim Graham Didn’t Reject Bribe, He Rejected Goodwill

Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham is mad. Washington Post reporters have recently taken to using the word "bribe" when describing $2,600 in cash Graham's former chief of staff tried to give Graham on behalf of an undercover FBI agent.
Graham says in a WaPo op-ed that it was nothing of the sort, and refers us to [...]

An Honorable Graham

Last week, while several of his colleagues were fending off allegations of being crooks, thieves, and liars, Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham went on a peculiar kind of victory tour.
Prompted by newly released videos showing his former chief of staff Ted Loza taking $2,600 in cash to give to Graham, the councilmember went public with [...]

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