Posts Tagged ‘Brian Hanlon’

Vince Gray Cuts Ribbon on New Dunbar High School, Including Academy Named After Him

While questions persist about whether Mayor Vince Gray will face charges related the 2010 shadow campaign to elect him, the administrators at Dunbar High School, at least, aren't expecting Gray to be disgraced any time soon.
Gray, part of the Dunbar class of 1959, returned to his alma mater this afternoon to cut the ribbon on the sharp [...]

D.C. Set to Sue Construction Firms Over Alleged Fraud

City sources tell LL that District Attorney General Irv Nathan's office is set to file a lawsuit soon—possibly Wednesday—against two construction firms that teamed up to manage construction of Anacostia High School.
The lawsuit will allege that Rockville, Md.-based Forrester Construction and nominally D.C.-based EEC of D.C. conspired to defraud the District government through a phony [...]

Full Time Pay Without Full Attention

The Department of General Services pays the equivalent of $86,000 a year for someone to do data entry. The rate of pay for "Document Control Technician" comes out to $115,000 a year. And the services of one administrative assistant costs DGS $191,000 a year.
Created in 2011 to manage much of the District's public construction projects, [...]

Not Our Problem

When confronted with evidence of what one city contracting official later described as “admittedly fraudulent” behavior between two private construction companies, the District government and private employees working on its behalf ignored the problem, then eventually quietly offered to broker a settlement between the feuding companies that would have cost taxpayers $250,000.
That’s what more than [...]

Who Do You Know?

We all know Keith Lomax can drive.
When former Mayor Adrian Fenty was in office, Lomax used to chauffeur Hizzoner around in a District-owned vehicle. Then the media made a fuss, and Fenty apologized for letting his friend and former substitute teacher drive him around in violation of city laws.
What’s less clear is what Lomax does [...]

Vince Gray: CBE Reforms Are Here!

Look out, violators of the city's Certified Business Enterprise program rules: Mayor Vince Gray says he's determined to fix the much-maligned contracting preference program and make fraudsters and cheaters pay.
Gray says he wants companies caught gaming the CBE system to face fines big enough "to get people's attention" and deter other would-be wrongdoers.
The tough talk [...]

City “Evaluating Options” For Seven Months in Alleged CBE Fraud Case

Here's more proof that Forrester Construction may have operated sham joint ventures that received more than $100 million in city construction work: two newly obtained documents that show the company having almost complete control of the construction of the new Department of Employment Services headquarters and a senior center in Ward 1, despite the fact [...]

Council Blocks Payment on Anacostia High School Contractor, Will Hold Hearings

During a legislative meeting yesterday, the D.C. Council blocked additional payments of at least $2 million to the contractors who managed the renovations at Anacostia Senior High School after several councilmembers questioned why the extra costs were needed. Councilmembers also said they needed to find out more about the joint venture that was supposed to [...]

CBE Mess: Were Warning Signs Ignored?

A Rockville-based construction company won a $6.8 million school construction contract a month after city officials were alerted that the same company may have abused the city's preference program for local contractors, court and D.C. Council records show.
A panel made up of one city employee and two private consultants picked Forrester Construction on behalf of [...]

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