Posts Tagged ‘board of ethics and government accountability’

Michael Brown Will Do Scared Straight! -Style Presentations for District Employees

Don't be a crook, says Michael Brown.

Marion Barry Left Behind $16K in Assets, Open Ethics Investigation

What the mayor-for-life left behind

Ethics Board Gives Mendelson the OK on Pepco Shares

Phil Mendelson: D.C. Council chairman, straw hat enthusiast, and lately, Wall Street player. LL wrote earlier this month about Mendelson's roughly $200,000 worth of shares in oil companies, and now the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability has weighed in on another part of Mendelson's portfolio. Though the chairman has around $17,500 in shares in Pepco, [...]

The Watchdog Turf War Is Back On

Will D.C.'s ethics watchdogs ever get along? Earlier this month, LL declared an end to the feud between the Office of the Inspector General and the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability. Judging by a new letter from Inspector General Charles Willoughby, though, the short-lived truce is already off.
Oversight fans will remember that OIG and BEGA [...]

D.C. Government’s Dumbest Feud Is Over

At last, bureaucratic peace in our time. Judging by yesterday's meeting of the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, the spat between BEGA and the Office of the Inspector General is over.
The dispute stems from whether the inspector general has to share documents from its investigations with BEGA. BEGA argued that it needs them in order to [...]

Morning Links

Jeff Thompson allegedly gave off-the-books help to Linda Cropp, Pat Mara, Vincent Orange, and other candidates. [Post]
Also: Alleged shadow campaign operative Vernon Hawkins is reportedly set to plead guilty. [Post]
DYRS recidivism stats don't tell the whole story. [Times]
Federal City Council asks for a living wage bill veto. [Post]
Post ed board wants inspector general, Board of Ethics to play nice. [Post]
Metro crash [...]

Barry Fined $13,600 and Censured Over Contractor Gifts

Money that Marion Barry took to possibly cover his expenses has left him with even more bills to pay. The Board of Ethics and Government Accountability censured Barry this afternoon for accepting $6,800 from two contractors and fined him double that amount.
Barry took $4,000 from F&L Construction and $2,800 in gifts from Forney Enterprises, even though [...]

Former Anita Bonds D.C. Council Employee Files Ethics Complaint

A former staffer for D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds has filed a complaint with the Board of Ethics and Government Accountability protesting the reasons why she was fired last Thursday.
Cierra Robinson was fired, multiple sources tell LL, over issues involving requests for her to work on Bonds' campaign for the April special election while working in the [...]

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