Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Thompson’

Ex-Williams Chief of Staff Charged With Covering Up Illicit Thompson Money

Former Tony Williams chief of staff Kelvin Robinson allegedly took more than $33,500 in illicit campaign help from confessed shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson in two bids for the D.C. Council, according to a charge filed in Superior Court against Robinson this afternoon.
The alleged $7,500 in-kind contribution to Robinson's abandoned 2010 at-large campaign and $26,000 in in-kind help for Robinson's unsuccessful [...]

Attorney General Not Swayed by Confidential Jeff Thompson Evidence

What does U.S. Attorney Ron Machen know that District attorney general Irv Nathan doesn't? That's the question that motivated one part of the January agreement between the two to share Office of the Attorney General-held documents about a city settlement with shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson's company. The evidence that Machen offered to share with four OAG officials [...]

In January Letter, D.C. Attorney General Accuses U.S. Attorney of Investigation Chicanery

Two of the District's top lawmen are at odds again. In January, District attorney general Irv Nathan and U.S. Attorney Ron Machen settled their dispute over whether Machen could review documents related to a city settlement with Vince Gray shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson's company.
A day after their agreement was signed, though, an FBI agent took an action that led Nathan to accusing Machen of going [...]

Feds Want 43 Months for High-Living Michael Brown

Michael Brown had problems. He owed $1.46 million on his mortgage, an amount that had ballooned by nearly half its original size thanks to late fees. Brown had to make countless other payments to keep up his image as a successful at-large councilmember—a golf course membership, hotel stays, fancy shopping trips, even mortgage payments for other [...]

One of David Wilmot’s Clients Really, Really Liked Him

Businesses hoping for the services of Wilson Building mega-lobbyist David Wilmot can expect to pay for it. In just the last six months of 2013, Wilmot collected thousands of dollars each in monthly retainers from six clients, including the likes of Walmart, Anheuser-Busch, and pharmaceutical trade group PhRMA. Another client, though, has helped the District superlawyer in a [...]

Morning Links

Arbitration board backs fire department's new work schedule. [Post]
Cooperating with the feds doesn't keep Jeff Thompson too busy to hang out with Robert Griffin III. [LL]
Here's what the driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants will look like. [Post]
City could be on the hook for $60K after ANC recording disappears. [LL]
The April 1 primary had really, really bad turnout. [...]

When Uncle Earl Met RGIII

Admitted shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson could be facing six months in prison, so it should be no surprise that he's out enjoying life while he can. But what a group he's found to pass the time with! Via Instagram, Thompson surfaced last night having dinner with the Washington Pigskins' Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson and, [...]

Gray Donor Files Ethics Complaint Against Ron Machen

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen has been investigating Vince Gray's 2010 campaign for three years, but one District lawyer thinks Machen should be the subject of an investigation of his own. In a letter to the D.C Bar's Board of Professional Responsibility today, attorney and Gray supporter Brian Lederer calls for the bar to consider sanctions against Machen.
Lederer says Machen [...]

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray are tied at 27 percent in new WCP/Kojo poll. [WAMU, LL]
Also: Voters find Jeff Thompson more believable than Gray. [LL]
Gray says he won't leave office if he's indicted. [LL, Post]
Current endorses John Settles in the at-large race. [Current PDF, p. 6]
Andy Shallal lands endorsement from controversial Rev. Willie Wilson. [Times]
Searchers continue to look for missing girl. [WTOP, WAMU, Post, Post]
U Street NW bar delighted by Fred Phelps' death. [...]

Bowser, Gray Tied in Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi Show Poll

Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser is in a dead heat with Mayor Vince Gray in the mayoral race two weeks before the primary, a new poll commissioned by Washington City Paper and WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show reveals.
Bowser and Gray both received 27 percent of the vote in the poll of 860 likely Democratic primary voters.  The automated phone poll, conducted between [...]