Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey Thompson’

Gray Friend Thomas Gore Released From Federal Custody

The federal investigation into Vince Gray's 2010 campaign has gone on so long that the only person sent to prison for it so far is already out. Just in time for election day!
Gray 2010 operative Thomas Gore was released from a D.C. area halfway house Friday, according to the Bureau of Prisons' website. A federal judge sentenced Gore in [...]

Jeff Thompson’s Old Firm Sells Off Business

No one who used to work for embattled money man Jeffrey Thompson pleaded guilty to campaign finances crime last week, but that didn't mean it wasn't a tough one for the alleged shadow campaign financier's old colleagues. Bazilio Cobb Associates, Thompson's former accounting firm, just spun off part of its business, Accounting Today reports.
Five years ago, when [...]

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

Over 40 years, attorney Brendan V. Sullivan Jr. has had a career most of his peers would envy, representing the likes of Iran-Contra operative Oliver North, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, and the Duke lacrosse players accused of rape. And then there’s the one resume item none of his colleagues can match: Sullivan’s starring role in [...]

Another Jeff Thompson-Tied Straw Donor Pleads Guilty

Another week, another visit to federal court for a straw donor tied to Jeffrey Thompson. Just four days after former Thompson employee Lee A. Calhoun pleaded guilty to making $160,000 in illicit contributions, Pennsylvania businessman Stanley Straughter admitted his own role as a conduit for more than $130,000 in court today.
Straughter, who worked as a [...]

Another Person Connected to Jeff Thompson Charged With Straw Donations

Just hours after one person connected to alleged straw donation scheme organizer Jeffrey Thompson pleaded guilty, another one has been charged. This time, it's Pennsylvania resident Stanley L. Straughter, a contractor for Thompson's former accounting firm.
In 2010, Straughter allegedly made illegal donations to two campaigns, one for the Senate and one for the House of Representatives. [...]

Morning Links

Former Jeff Thompson employee to plead guilty to straw donor scheme. [Post, LL, Times]
Report: District still not meeting standards in court-ordered supervision of treatment of developmentally disabled. [Examiner]
Today's the last day of the Examiner as we know it. [Examiner]
U.S. Attorney Ron Machen's making an appearance on Kojo at noon. [Twitter]

Former Jeff Thompson Employee to Plead Guilty in Straw Donor Scheme

Add one more name to the federal investigation into alleged shadow campaign financier Jeffrey Thompson: Lee Calhoun. Calhoun, an employee of Thompson's former accounting firm, will plead guilty next week to a misdemeanor charge of making straw campaign donations, his attorney tells LL.
While an employee at Thompson's Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio, and Associates (renamed Bazilio Cobb [...]

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 [...]

Vincent Orange: “This Is About Us Coming Together As a People”

Like his challenger a few miles away, At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange had the semi-awkward task last night of giving an election-night speech with the final outcome of his race uncertain.
With all the precincts counted, Orange has a 543-vote lead over Sekou Biddle, which will very likely be enough to carry him through the tallies of [...]

Jeffrey Thompson: A Primer

Federal agents raided the home and office of Jeffrey Thompson, among the largest contributors to D.C. political campaigns, on Friday, prompting Wilson Building observers to murmur excitedly throughout the weekend. But Thompson keeps a pretty low profile, for a guy whose companies and employees have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians.
So LL wrote [...]