Posts Tagged ‘Fred Cooke Jr.’

Loose Lips Daily: Paying Bills Is For Suckers Edition

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Where the Money Comes From

Good morning sweet readers! It's Thursday, and you all know what that means: Washington [...]

D.C. Council Punts on HTJ Meeting

Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown inexplicably inserted himself into today's Harry Thomas Jr. news just now.
Brown called his colleagues together for a 4 p.m powwow on what to do about Tommy. But only six of his colleagues could make the meeting on short notice, so Brown decided to reschedule until Monday.
Except he did this [...]

FBI, Treasury Agents at Harry Thomas Jr.’s House

WTOP's Mark Segraves is reporting that the FBI is at Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.'s house, but at the moment the councilmember has not been arrested.
LL is hearing all sorts of disparate info from his sources at the Wilson Building about what's currently happening. LL will be updating throughout the day as more facts [...]

Abbe Takes The Wheel

When Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. had a news conference this summer to proclaim his innocence of the charges made against him in a civil lawsuit filed by the attorney general, Examiner reporter Freeman Klopott asked Thomas whether it wouldn't be better to settle rather than have the city spend a bunch of money [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Summer Jobs Success Edition

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Biz Community Mad at Gray

Good morning sweet readers! LL's bean is so close to learning to crawl. Watching him learn is probably the most [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Not So Legal Edition

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Who is going to pay the $300,000 HTJ owes?
Megaphone-wielding Vince Gray supporter to help D.C. remember 9/11 for $37,000

Good afternoon sweet readers! It's Thursday, and [...]

Debt Limit

Anyone looking for resolution in the settlement between Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. and the D.C. attorney general last week was probably as disappointed as LL was when he slogged through the last season of Lost.
Thomas agreed to pay the District back $300,000 from an earmark for youth baseball programs that Attorney General Irv [...]

Marion Barry’s Son Charged With Intent to Distribute PCP

Marion Christopher Barry, the adult son of Ward 8 D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP, court records show.
The younger Barry was arrested on May 28, according to a statement filed by police at Superior Court, after officers reported finding five sandwich bags "almost full" of marijuana and [...]

Feds Probing Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown

Oh boy, add one more to the list of District officials who are being scrutinized by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The feds are probing Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown's 2008 campaign finances, an Office of Campaign Finance attorney said today at a hearing before the Board of Election and Ethics. OCF [...]

OCF: Maybe the Feds Should Look at Brown

The Office of Campaign Finance, which filed a complaint Friday against Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown's 2008 re-election campaign with the Board of Elections and Ethics, is hinting that a criminal probe of Brown's finances may be warranted.
OCF is asking the BOEE to consider referring the Brown complaint to the U.S. Attorney's Office in [...]

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