Posts Tagged ‘Lee Calhoun’

Uncle Earl’s Least Favorite Nephew

After Jeff Thompson admitted to running multiple illegal election schemes Monday, District also-rans must have wondered what could have been had the shadow campaign impresario not been on their opponents' sides. And no one has been foiled by Thompson more often than frequent D.C. Council candidate Pat Mara, who twice  came in second to opponents who received shadow-campaign help.
In two [...]

Hearings for Jeff Thompson Associates Pushed Into 2014

Four figures in the investigation into alleged Vince Gray shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson were set to return to court next week, but no more. Thanks to another delay requested by prosecutors, the defendants won't be in front of a judge again until next spring at the earliest.
Thompson associate Jeanne Clarke Harris, whose guilty plea in July 2012 [...]

Ex-Jeff Thompson Employee Made $160,000 in Straw Donations

Defense attorney Edward MacMahon had a message today for embattled D.C. campaign donor Jeffrey Thompson: It's going to be a busy summer.
"I would expect you people will be back here shortly," MacMahon told reporters outside the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, predicting more charges against Thompson associates who are now being scrutinized by the feds [...]

Virgin Islands Delegate Will Return Jeff Thompson-Tied Donations

Former employees of embattled D.C. politics money man Jeff Thompson have given money to a wide range of political campaigns for District and national candidates. But only one campaign is at issue in a hearing set for later this week: that of Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen, a Democrat.
Lee A. Calhoun, who works at Thompson's former accounting [...]

Jeff Thompson’s Old Firm Accuses Him of Straw Donor Scheme

If you run into embattled D.C. politics money man Jeff Thompson, give him a hug: He's had a tough week. On Monday, former at-large Councilmember Michael Brown admitted taking illegal campaign donations in 2007 from a businessman who is clearly Thompson. Then, a lawyer for Lee Calhoun, an employee at the accounting firm Thompson used [...]

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 [...]

VO and Those “Suspicious” Money Orders

Thanks a lot, Jo-Ann Armao! The Washington Post editorial writer has been hounding Councilmember Vincent Orange about $1,000 money orders his 2011 campaign received from donors with ties to fat cat donor Jeff Thompson. (Thompson's home and office were recently raided by the feds as part of a probe into possible campaign finance violations.)
Orange has [...]