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Vince Gray’s Ex-Driver Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

Mark Long, Vince Gray's 2010 campaign driver, pleads guilty to a federal conspiracy charge and says he gave a mysterious package to a union official.

Now That Jeff Thompson Is Down, Who’s Next?

The mastermind behind five years of illicit District campaigning headed to the federal courthouse Monday to show his work.
And what a job he’d done—Jeff Thompson detailed how he spent more than two million dollars on off-the-books campaigns and disguised campaign contributions to politicians across the country in attempts to secure lucrative contracts for his companies. [...]

Hearings for Jeff Thompson Associates Pushed Into 2014

Four figures in the investigation into alleged Vince Gray shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson were set to return to court next week, but no more. Thanks to another delay requested by prosecutors, the defendants won't be in front of a judge again until next spring at the earliest.
Thompson associate Jeanne Clarke Harris, whose guilty plea in July 2012 [...]

Shadow Campaign Operative Vernon Hawkins Pleads Guilty

At this point in the investigation into the shadow campaign to elect Mayor Vince Gray in 2010, there's not much left to hide. In U.S. District Court today, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly called Gray by his own name, rather than his alias in some court documents—"Candidate A." And Vernon Hawkins, who pleaded guilty today to lying to investigators, even dropped the [...]

Alleged Shadow Campaign Operative Vernon Hawkins Charged

Vernon Hawkins, a longtime friend of Mayor Vince Gray and an alleged operative for the 2010 shadow campaign, has been charged with lying to federal investigators.
According to charging documents, in Dec. 2011, Hawkins passed money to a caterer who had worked as transportation coordinator for the shadow campaign. The money, which Hawkins allegedly received from Jeff Thompson associate Jeanne Clarke [...]

Eleanor Holmes Norton Gives Thompson-Tied Money to DC Vote

Unlike federal prosecutors, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton hasn't found anything fishy about donations her campaign received from people tied to Jeffrey Thompson.
Last year, she claimed that none of the donations were suspect, even as Thompson friend and Norton donor Jeanne Clarke Harris admitted to being a straw donor. Earlier this week, her campaign refused to [...]

Meet the Mystery PAC Backed by Jeff Thompson and David Wilmot

The chairman of a political action committee with ties to embattled businessman Jeff Thompson, who is at the center of a federal investigation into Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 mayoral campaign, says he had no knowledge the PAC had raised and spent money over several years last decade, raising questions about the legitimacy of the organization's [...]

The Two-Year Itch

Last July, U.S. Attorney Ron Machen held a news conference to describe an “expansive,” “sophisticated,” and “well-financed conspiracy” to put Mayor Vince Gray into office.
The remarks came just hours after Jeanne Clarke Harris, a septuagenarian public relations professional, had pleaded guilty for her supporting role in financing what Machen called an illegal “shadow campaign.” [...]

Medicaid Competitor Alleges Jeff Thompson Got Special Treatment

A former competitor to alleged mayoral "shadow campaign" financier Jeff Thompson's Medicaid managed care organization says Thompson's Chartered Health Plan received improper special treatment from city officials in 2004.
Advantage Healthplan, the competitor, is currently in a long-running legal dispute with the District before the Contract Appeals Board, where it's seeking damages that could add to the [...]