Posts Tagged ‘Darrin Sobin’

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 [...]

Board of Ethics Reportedly Looking Into Jack Evans

The District's Board of Ethics and Government Accountability is looking into Ward 2 Councilmember and mayoral hopeful Jack Evans' actions in the handover of a city alley to George Washington University, the Associated Press reports.
In July, Evans, along with 11 other councilmembers, voted to close the alley so GWU could build student housing on it. The [...]

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 [...]

The Nonprofit Loophole

One of the things that kicked off former Ward 5 Councilmember and current federal prison inmate Harry Thomas Jr.'s troubles was the public disclosure that he was running an unregistered nonprofit organization, set up to do charity work, that collected unregulated and unreported donations from city contractors. Without the fuss of a constituent service account [...]

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