Posts Tagged ‘Howard Brooks’

Howard Brooks Charged With Lying to the FBI

Things just keep getting worse for Mayor Vince Gray.
Howard Brooks, who worked as an aide both for Gray's campaign and transition, has been charged in federal court on a single charge of making a false statement to the FBI. The type of court filing used indicates that Brooks will almost certainly plead guilty, which is [...]

Four Points From Thomas Gore’s Guilty Plea

Mayor Vince Gray's close pal and trusted campaign aide Thomas Gore pleaded guilty today to illegally steering funds from Gray's mayoral campaign to fringe candidate Sulaimon Brown's campaign, then destroying the evidence of the crimes in order to stymy an FBI investigation.
A few noteworthy tidbits from today's court hearing:
1) Don't take notes when you're breaking [...]

Is Vince Gray Fucked? And Other Questions

LL was out interviewing Ward 5 Councilmember-elect Kenyan McDuffie today when news broke that Mayor Vince Gray's de facto mayoral campaign treasurer, Thomas Gore, is almost certain to plead guilty in the near future to destroying evidence and using Gray's campaign funds to make illegal payments to former minor mayoral candidate  Sulaimon [...]

Gray Spokesman: Mystery Man Pushed Paper at $92,000-a-year Rate

Last Friday Mayor Vince Gray newsdumped a report detailing how his private transition fund raised and spent $1 million, with mystery former Gray campaign aide Howard Brooks getting a $34,500 slice of the pie.
Brooks, you may recall, has been accused by Sulaimon Brown of being the bag man for the Gray campaign and literally stuffing cash [...]

Loose Lips Daily: No Knowledge of Excel Edition

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Good morning sweet readers! Those Cowboys sure are gracious to allow the Eagles to restore their season and make the NFC East interesting. Also, how about their [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Ron Moten, GOP Edition

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Evans Gets Roasted, Sherwood Kills

Good morning sweet readers! Then leaf subsides to leaf. News time:
You've GOP To Be Kidding: Ronald Moten, former [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Brother-In-Law Bashing

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14th and Blue
Sex in the Reeves Center (And in Car Under the Reeves Center)

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

Loose Lips Daily: You Broke My Heart, Howard

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Nursing Home Name Anger Subsides

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I Know It [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Post Poops On Gray’s Big Day Edition

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The Three Amigos
Silent Irv to Grass Cutter: Don't Threaten Me

Good morning sweet readers! If the Cowboys keep losing, LL might have to pretend to start [...]

Newsflash: Sulaimon Brown Was A Horrible Hire

Right about the time that Mayor Vince Gray was having a pleasant moment posing for pictures at the new MLK memorial this morning, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh released a committee report saying the Gray administration's hiring practices caused "deep harm" to the District government's reputation.
The reports findings are for the most part nothing new: [...]

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