Posts Tagged ‘John Ray’

Lobbyist John Ray Has A Special Friend in Vincent Orange

In June 2011, lobbyist John Ray found himself on the wrong side of the D.C. Council dais. Once a councilmember himself, he was back as one of the Wilson Building’s top lobbyists, testifying against a bill by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh that would wrest away his client Joe Mamo’s tight grip on many of [...]

Anita Bonds Gets Her Own Power-Player Fundraiser

A few weeks ago, some of the city's biggest local lobbyists threw a fundraiser for D.C. Council candidate Michael Brown, a sign that some of the District's power brokers were getting behind Brown's bid to rejoin the Council.
But not all of the deep-pocketed power players in D.C. are getting behind Brown (whose fundraiser didn't wind [...]

Trust Chairwoman: More Than $200,000 in HTJ-Linked Grant Unaccounted For

More bad news for the Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation: It can't account for more than $200,000 of a drug prevention grant connected to Harry Thomas Jr.'s embezzlement, according to chairwoman Windy Carson-Smith.
When District residents fill out their income tax forms, there's a voluntary check off box for donations to the the Public Fund for [...]

Loose Lips Daily: $600,000 Summit? Edition

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Bowser Defends Corporate Giving, and Lots Of It

EHN Drops Lawsuit Against District

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Loose Lips Daily: Farewell, Fenty? Edition

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Gray Spokesman: Mystery Campaign Aide Pushed Paper at $92,000-A-Year Rate
Read: Mary Cheh's Hate Mail
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Post HTJ Pep-Rally in Ward 5

What did we learn from At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange's "Ward 5 Leadership Meeting" last night held in the basement of Israel Baptist Church?
We learned that Orange, the former Ward 5 councilmember who was sporting a "5" pin last night that he'd used in previous campaigns, has effectively staked out his role as the ward's guardian [...]

More Legal Troubles For HTJ

When it rains, it pours. Or at least it does for Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., whose debts in 2011 include $300,000 to the District government for allegedly misspending public "youth baseball" money on an Audi and Hooters and an as-of-yet undisclosed settlement with Uncle Sam to clear up $15,000 in unpaid student loans, [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Not So Legal Edition

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Who is going to pay the $300,000 HTJ owes?
Megaphone-wielding Vince Gray supporter to help D.C. remember 9/11 for $37,000

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Debt Limit

Anyone looking for resolution in the settlement between Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. and the D.C. attorney general last week was probably as disappointed as LL was when he slogged through the last season of Lost.
Thomas agreed to pay the District back $300,000 from an earmark for youth baseball programs that Attorney General Irv [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Legal Defense Fund Edition

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Kwame Brown Wants HTJ To Do Something
Wanted: New Elections Boss

Good morning sweet readers! Debt ceiling, debt smeiling, there's a football season. Go Cowboys! News time:
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