Posts Tagged ‘Kelvin Robinson’

The Case Against Vince Gray, Explained

The shadow campaigns, the straw donors, and the mayor

Shadow Campaign Beneficiary Kelvin Robinson Out at D.C. Health Exchange

Admitted Jeff Thompson shadow campaign beneficiary Kelvin Robinson will have more time now to think about his impending August sentencing. Robinson no longer works as the business development director for D.C. Health Link, according to a spokeswoman for the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority.
Health exchange spokeswoman Mahlori Isaacs spokeswoman confirmed to LL that Robinson is out, but declined to explain the circumstances of [...]

Kelvin Robinson Admits Covering Up Jeff Thompson Shadow Campaign

Kelvin Robinson, a former D.C. Council candidate, pleaded guilty in Superior Court today to conspiring to conceal illegal shadow campaign help from Jeff Thompson in two 2010 races, according to a court docket.
Robinson, a former chief of staff for Mayor Tony Williams, was charged last month with covering up help from Thompson. Besides ex-Councilmember Michael Brown, he's [...]

Judge: Naming Alleged Thompson Recipients Could Affect Grand Jury

A federal judge ruled that naming alleged recipients of shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson's illicit help besides Mayor Vince Gray could jeopardize a grand jury investigation, according to a court order unsealed today.
In the March 10 court order made ahead of Thompson's plea hearing the same day, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that Gray, once identified just as [...]

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 [...]


David Wilmot and Jeff Thompson have long been two of the most influential men in District politics. Wilmot is one of the top-paid lobbyists in town, able to command monthly retainers of up to $10,000 from blue-chip clients like Walmart, AT&T, United Healthcare, and the pharmaceutical industry. He’s a near-constant presence at the Wilson [...]

Money Orders Abound for Thompson-Backed Candidates

Yesterday, LL noted and WAMU's Patrick Madden detailed that Councilmember Vincent Orange's campaign last year accepted several thousand dollars worth of donations in the form of $1,000 money orders, according to his campaign records. Most of the money orders came from people or businesses with ties to Jeff Thompson, the contractor and donor whose home [...]

The King of Campaign Cash

Last summer, Jeffrey Thompson, a politically connected accountant whose Medicaid-managed care firm holds one of the District’s largest contracts, had a short meeting with a councilmember up for re-election.
After some chit-chat, the two talked turkey.
“He said, ‘How much do you need,’ and I came up with a number, and he said he would raise it,” [...]

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Vince Gray sworn in—in photos!

Welcome to the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the Vince Gray era! Alas, [...]

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Gray Camp: Now Hiring

Hey, You Should Run for Council

Good morning sweet readers! Boy, did it ever get dark [...]