Posts Tagged ‘Anthony Williams’

Ex-Williams Chief of Staff Charged With Covering Up Illicit Thompson Money

Former Tony Williams chief of staff Kelvin Robinson allegedly took more than $33,500 in illicit campaign help from confessed shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson in two bids for the D.C. Council, according to a charge filed in Superior Court against Robinson this afternoon.
The alleged $7,500 in-kind contribution to Robinson's abandoned 2010 at-large campaign and $26,000 in in-kind help for Robinson's unsuccessful [...]

In State of the District Speech, Gray Asks Residents Whether They Believe Him or Jeff Thompson

Who do you trust? On one hand, there's self-admitted serial election fraudster Jeff Thompson. On the other, there's Vince Gray: mayor, former nonprofit director, man of the people.
That's the choice Gray set up in his State of the District address tonight at Ward 7's Kelly Miller Middle School, a day after Thompson entered a guilty plea and [...]

Virginia Williams, Mother of Former Mayor Anthony Williams, Dies at 87

Virginia Williams, the mother of former Mayor Anthony Williams, died of a brief illness yesterday in Los Angeles at age 87.
Williams, who adopted the future mayor when he was 3 years old, was billed as the "first mother" of D.C. during her son's mayoralty. Williams, whose ubiquity during her son's administration earned her the nickname "Nana" [...]

What About Barry?

These days, the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center is competing with the Dunkin' Donuts that was closed recently for unpaid taxes to be the least attractive portion of the U Street NW corridor. But in the mid-1980s, the District government office building helped spark the revitalization of the area, courtesy of then-Mayor Marion Barry. It [...]

Morning Links

Health exchange has spent $4.8 million on contractors since April. [WBJ]
Vincent Orange's staff refers questions about his consulting deal with a Northeast produce store to U.S. Attorney's Office. [Post]
Anthony Williams wants a living wage veto. [Post]
Six people shot Friday night and Saturday morning. [NBC 4]
Talk radio hosts ask Orange why he doesn't pay his campaign [...]

Failure to Appear

No candidates have declared for nextyear’s attorney general election, but there’s already a frontrunner. You can’t go within 50 yards of a law school without hearing his name. The rest of the legal community is lining up behind him. Even current Attorney General Irv Nathan has given his endorsement.
LL’s talking, of course, about “the lawyer’s [...]

Gray Facing Another Showdown With Labor Over Board Pick

A few months ago, Mayor Vince Gray nominated his good pal Rod Woodson for the city's water board. Labor groups, unhappy with the Holland & Knight lobbyist's opposition to the city's First Source law, torpedoed that nomination in short order.
Now labor is gearing up to challenge the mayor's selection of another close friend for another board. Gray [...]

Jeanne Harris Pleaded Guilty to Corruption Charges in Late ’80s

Tomorrow Jeanne Clarke Harris is expected to plead guilty in U.S. District Court to campaign corruption charges. It will not be her first time at the rodeo.
A couple of decades ago, Harris was sentenced in federal court to two years' probation and given a $10,000 fine for hiding knowledge of allegedly criminal acts involving the misuse [...]

Natwar Gandhi’s Mostly Painless Confirmation Hearing

Natwar Gandhi, the District's chief financial officer, coasted through his Council confirmation hearing today, as witness after witness effusively praised his 12 years in the job. Among those who testified was one of Gandhi's predecessors as CFO, former Mayor Anthony Williams. “Picking someone who has already been working in the city not only sends a powerful message [...]

Cost of Mayoral Navigator Up 265 percent in 10 years?

LL's soon-to-be-ex-boss is cleaning out his office and found a dead tree edition of a 2002 City Paper article on then-Mayor Anthony Williams' use of a Lincoln Navigator, the same pricey SUV that will forever be a part of a certain former politician's public biography and D.C. political lore.
The article says that Williams' SUV cost [...]