Posts Tagged ‘Charles Willoughby’

Inspector General Ditches Gray Administration

Vince Gray's lame duck administration is losing another cabinet-level official. According to a press release from the mayor's office, D.C. Inspector General Charles Willoughby told Gray recently that he's retiring.
In the release, Gray thanked Willoughby for his nine years of service since being appointed acting IG during Anthony Williams' administration in 2005. It's good that Gray is finding nice [...]

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 [...]

Morning Links

Colleges apply for St. Elizabeths campus. [WBJ, Housing Complex]
In "rare interview," inspector general Charles Willoughby explains his dispute with the Board of Ethics. [Post]
Police: Don't hit pedestrians. [WTOP]
Judge turns down restraining order aimed at blocking streetcars. [WBJ]
Streetcar tracks terrorize cyclists. [WJLA]
Moving the Reeves Center won't necessarily improve Anacostia, says Jonetta Rose Barras. [Post]

Board of Ethics Could Subpoena Inspector General Over Documents Fight

D.C. Inspector General Charles Willoughby is refusing to share evidence from investigations with the Board of Ethic and Government Accountability, board members complained at their meeting today. The bureaucratic turf war has gotten so bad that the board authorized its staff to subpoena the inspector general if he won't hand over documents.
BEGA is supposed to be able [...]

Assistant Inspector General Position Left Unfilled for Seven Months

The District's Office of the Inspector General hasn't been doing much quality inspecting lately. In one of its latest reports, the inspector general discovers that a Department of Parks and Recreation employee was using too much city gas—but can't prove that the employee was actually stealing it. The U.S. Attorney's Office declined to prosecute. In another report, [...]

IG Looks Bad on Frontline

Question: who looks like the bad guy in Frontline's look at former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's tenure in D.C., which is set to air tomorrow?
Pick one:
A) Teachers' unions, for putting the interests of adults above those of students?
B) Mayor Vince Gray, for putting politics before principles?
C) Rhee, for creating chaos for its own sake?
D) District [...]

D.C.’s Inspector General: The Worst? Or the Worst?

Just when you thought the Inspector General Charles Willoughby could not be any worse at his job, he goes and drops reporting showing that his investigators spent significant time doing surveillance on a city employee who was breaking parking laws.
The new IG report details how the $15 million-a-year watchdog agency nailed a DCRA employee who [...]

D.C.’s Lame IG Strikes Again

While LL was away, the city's Office of Inspector General struck again.
The IG released a report on its investigation into allegations of cheating on standardized tests at D.C. public schools. The office began its investigation more than a year ago after a lengthy piece by USA Today in March 2011 questioned why so many tests [...]

Inspector Gadget

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been a busy, productive spring for investigators in the District.
Attorney General Irv Nathan dispelled any notion he’s a softie with a blistering civil suit accusing Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. of redirecting city money earmarked for kids and using it to buy an Audi. The Office of Campaign [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Livin’ On A Prayer Edition

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