Posts Tagged ‘Jeanne Harris’

The 2012 Loosies

Oh 2012, what turmoil you brought to D.C. politics. Two councilmembers who started the year as elected officials are either in federal prison or under house arrest wearing an electronic monitoring device. Vince Gray appears to have weathered a summer storm that saw the U.S. Attorney’s Office allege that the mayor benefited from an illegal [...]

Who Got Straw Donor Cash?

As LL noted at the end of this week's column, Jeanne Clarke Harris' admitted campaign corruption extends far beyond Mayor Vince Gray. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen said this week that she's been running a straw donor scheme to circumvent legal limits on campaign giving since 2001. It takes about 30 seconds on the Office of [...]

David Catania: Vince Gray is a “Joke,” Should Resign

At-large Councilmember David Catania says Mayor Vince Gray has become a "joke" who should resign from office if he loves the city as much as he says he does.
"The mayor has been reduced to a joke. He is a laugh line. He is an embarrassment," says Catania. He adds that the "heat" from an ongoing [...]

The Thin Blue T-Shirt Line

As part of her guilty plea yesterday to campaign corruption charges, Jeanne Clarke Harris admitted that she helped funnel money to a $635,000 shadow campaign that helped Mayor Vince Gray win the 2010 election. The money was spent on, among other things, buying campaign materials like yard signs, door knockers, and T-shirts. In court records, [...]

Morning Clicks: Shadow Campaign Revealed

With the shadow campaign revealed down to the doorhangers, Ron Machen says Vince Gray's 2010 campaign was "compromised" [WCP, Post, Examiner, Washington Times]
Post ed board says Gray needs to answer questions about the campaign. [Post]
Courtland Milloy describes the hearing, checks on Harris's sanity. [Post]
Council mandates credit card machines in cabs, no action on Uber for [...]

Gray to be Deposed Today on Lotto Contract Case

Today will be a rough one for Mayor Vince Gray. Jeanne Harris is expected to plead guilty to campaign fraud and conspiracy. Court records will likely provide more details about what she did, setting off a fresh new round of questions about what exactly went on during Gray's 2010 mayoral run and what exactly did he [...]

Scott Bishop: Harris Paid Me to Do Gray Campaign Work

Scott Bishop Sr., a longtime local campaign field organizer, says Jeanne Clarke Harris, who is expected to plead guilty tomorrow on conspiracy and fraud charges, paid him to put up signs and do other field work for Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 campaign.
Another campaign aide to Vince Gray, who asked not to be named because of the [...]

Jeanne Harris Pleaded Guilty to Corruption Charges in Late ’80s

Tomorrow Jeanne Clarke Harris is expected to plead guilty in U.S. District Court to campaign corruption charges. It will not be her first time at the rodeo.
A couple of decades ago, Harris was sentenced in federal court to two years' probation and given a $10,000 fine for hiding knowledge of allegedly criminal acts involving the misuse [...]

Jeff Thompson Associate Jeanne Harris Allegedly Sent $38K to Mayoral Candidate

Jeanne Clark Harris, a longtime associate of embattled campaign financier Jeff Thompson, was charged today by the U.S. Attorney's Office on two counts of conspiracy and one count of fraud in a plan to funnel campaign money through straw donors to both federal and District campaigns. Harris allegedly channeled $38,000 to a candidate in the [...]

Records Show Link Between Gray Campaign Driver And Thompson Associate

Here's another link between Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 campaign and Jeff Thompson, the Medicaid contractor at the center of a federal investigation into campaign finance issues. The link: Gray's campaign driver worked for a longtime associate of Thompson's around the same time he was driving candidate Gray, according to campaign finance records.
Mark Long, who has [...]