Posts Tagged ‘federal investigation’

Vince Gray Fought the Law… and He Won?

Poll finds voters aren't sure prosecutors should bother with the mayor anymore

Kelvin Robinson Admits Covering Up Jeff Thompson Shadow Campaign

Kelvin Robinson, a former D.C. Council candidate, pleaded guilty in Superior Court today to conspiring to conceal illegal shadow campaign help from Jeff Thompson in two 2010 races, according to a court docket.
Robinson, a former chief of staff for Mayor Tony Williams, was charged last month with covering up help from Thompson. Besides ex-Councilmember Michael Brown, he's [...]

Here’s What Jeff Thompson Says He Did

Federal prosecutors and Jeff Thompson, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges today in U.S. District Court, have agreed on this statement of offenses detailing his campaign finance misdeeds in D.C. and U.S. politics. Read it here:

Feds: Vince Gray Knew About the Shadow Campaign

Mayor Vince Gray knew about the illicit Jeff Thompson-funded effort to get him elected in 2010, prosecutors say in court papers filed today connected to Thompson's plan to plead guilty to corruption charges.
Gray allegedly met with Thompson at Thompson associate Jeanne Clarke Harris' apartment in August 2010, according to Thompson's statement of offense, detailed by [...]

Vince Gray on Alleged “Connections” to Jeff Thompson: Let’s See Them!

Vince Gray wants to see what's behind U.S. Attorney Ron Machen's allegations that there were "connections" between District officials and people working for alleged shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson.
"If there's something untoward, let it be put on the table," Gray says.
Gray deserves to have Machen's evidence put out there, so he should take his complaints to the [...]

Ron Machen Offers to Focus on Mayor’s Office in Document Fight

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen attempted to resolve a document dispute with District Attorney General Irv Nathan by offering to focus his request on Mayor Vince Gray, other Executive Office of the Mayor employees, and the Department of Healthcare Finance, according to letters between Machen and Nathan obtained by LL.
Machen and Nathan have been at an impasse since November over [...]

Ex-Jeff Thompson Employee Made $160,000 in Straw Donations

Defense attorney Edward MacMahon had a message today for embattled D.C. campaign donor Jeffrey Thompson: It's going to be a busy summer.
"I would expect you people will be back here shortly," MacMahon told reporters outside the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, predicting more charges against Thompson associates who are now being scrutinized by the feds [...]

Virgin Islands Delegate Will Return Jeff Thompson-Tied Donations

Former employees of embattled D.C. politics money man Jeff Thompson have given money to a wide range of political campaigns for District and national candidates. But only one campaign is at issue in a hearing set for later this week: that of Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen, a Democrat.
Lee A. Calhoun, who works at Thompson's former accounting [...]

Former Jeff Thompson Employee to Plead Guilty in Straw Donor Scheme

Add one more name to the federal investigation into alleged shadow campaign financier Jeffrey Thompson: Lee Calhoun. Calhoun, an employee of Thompson's former accounting firm, will plead guilty next week to a misdemeanor charge of making straw campaign donations, his attorney tells LL.
While an employee at Thompson's Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio, and Associates (renamed Bazilio Cobb [...]

Michael Brown Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Former At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in federal court today, a decision that could put him in prison for 37 months under a deal he struck with prosecutors.
Between July 2012 and March 2013, Brown accepted $55,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing a businessmen hoping to get official recognition [...]