Posts Tagged ‘Irv Nathan’

U.S. Attorney Will Get Jeff Thompson Documents Related to Vince Gray

Mayor Vince Gray might get his wish soon. After Gray said in December that U.S. Attorney Ron Machen should put anything suspicious about the District's relationship with alleged shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson "on the table," Machen and Attorney General Irv Nathan have come to an agreement over attempts to get documents Nathan had said were protected by attorney-client privilege.
Under the agreement, the [...]

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 [...]

Gray Wants Changes to Marijuana Bill

Tommy Wells' marijuana decriminalization bill already has the support of a majority of the D.C. Council. Now Mayor Vince Gray is on board too...pending some changes.
Deputy Attorney General Andrew Fois laid out the executive's case today. Gray and attorney general Irv Nathan say the bill should be changed so that civil marijuana penalties for minors would be [...]

Open and Shutdown Case

Two weeks into the federal shutdown,things are getting strange. Mayor Vince Gray held a press conference on the Senate lawn, then marched across the street and tried to take over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s own press event—after one of the mayor’s staffers feverishly circulated a background quote that Councilmember David Grosso should put down [...]

District’s Shutdown Plan Is “Idiocy Of Immense Proportions,” Says Former U.S. Attorney

A little law-breaking can be contagious. Mayor Vince Gray risks violating the Anti-Deficiency Act if he keeps the entire city government running during a shutdown without the feds' approval, but he's not alone. D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson is set to introduce his own bill Tuesday to keep the city running. Councilmember David Grosso, meanwhile, says the District should build [...]

Morning Links

Thieves steal two computers and a camera from Councilmember David Grosso's home. [AP, Post]
Office of Campaign Finance investigates donations to Jack Evans' constituent service fund. [LL, Post]
Deputy fire chief demoted over parking sign repairs to ambulances. [Times]
Are new school renovations worth it? [Housing Complex]
Marijuana activist withdraws his ballot initiative temporarily after opposition from Attorney General Irv Nathan. [WAMU]
D.C. plans to open [...]

Marijuana Activists Withdraw Their Referendum for Now

Facing opposition from the District's attorney general, supporters of a referendum to decriminalize marijuana withdrew their proposed ballot initiative today. But according to Adam Eidinger, one of the referendum's backers, that was all part of the plan.
The initiative includes language offering drug treatment and awareness. That runs afoul of the District's prohibition on referendums appropriating city [...]

Morning Links

Vince Gray gets the living wage bill for a signature or veto. [Post]
Post ed board tells Attorney General Irv Nathan to leave gas king Joe Mamo alone. [Post]
DCPS parents want recess to be longer. [Post]
D.C. police on alert ahead of potential attack on Syria. [Times]
D.C. police boat sinks two other boats. [AP, WAMU]
District investigates Medstar's insurance plan. [WBJ]
Jeff Bezos talks about [...]

Attorney General Sues Gas King Joe Mamo

District Attorney General Irv Nathan is giving more scrutiny to D.C. gas baron Joe Mamo, who owns nearly half of the District's gas stations.
The District filed suit yesterday against Mamo, three of his companies, and ExxonMobil, alleging that Mamo's agreements with Exxon unfairly eliminate competition from other gasoline wholesalers. Mamo owns gas stations, sells wholesale gasoline to [...]