Posts Tagged ‘Omar Karim’

Jim Graham Sued Over Metro Deal

Omar Karim, one of former Mayor Adrian Fenty's most-favored developers, is suing Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, Metro, and another developer over a failed bid to develop a Metro property on Florida Avenue NW. Karim's company, Banneker Ventures, filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court seeking $100 million in damages saying, the defendants took part [...]

Payback is a Hitch

Elections have consequences. For Keith Forney, the 2010 election had $703,083 worth of consequences, to be precise.
Forney was the general contractor who built the Deanwood Recreation Center, a glitzy 63,000-square-foot behemoth that boasts a swimming pool, basketball gym, and library. The center, completed in midsummer 2010, was one of the crown jewels of Mayor Adrian [...]

Loose Lips Daily: In Colby’s Crosshairs Edition

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Post Boss Pulls Post Story Responding to Post Editorial on Cowbells

Good morning sweet readers! So Prince George's County is a safer investment than the U.S. [...]

Certified Disaster

Pick a scandal that involves District taxpayers getting screwed, and there’s a healthy chance you’ll find some form of abuse of the Certified Business Enterprise program.
The District, like many jurisdictions, has a well-intentioned and very politically popular law that gives certified small, local, and disadvantaged businesses (known as CBEs) preferential treatment when bidding on city [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Hall Gone? Edition

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Crisis P.R. Expert Closer Than Pols May Realize

Good afternoon sweet readers! Yesterday, voters in Florida decided to recall a mayor who boosted his aides' salaries and [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Fenty Wins Edition

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Sinclair Skinner Feels Vindicated By Report That Slams Him
Fenty Frat Scandal Not So Scandalous

Good morning sweet readers! LL would like to wish his grandmother, a steel [...]

You’re Hired!

Another week, another campaign supporter of Mayor Vince Gray’s who landed a cushy job with the District’s Medicaid agency and turns out to have legal problems.
Talib Karim, a Gray backer who recently began a $133,000-a-year job as chief of staff in the Department of Health Care Finance, appears to have used physical force on his [...]

Josh Lopez Raises More than $6,000

At-large candidate Josh Lopez, a former campaign aide to Mayor Adrian Fenty, four-day city employee, and Fenty write-in campaign organizer, has raised a respectable $6,374 so far in his bid to win the April special election, according to today's campaign finance report.
Not a bad haul for a young (27) upstart in a crowded field.
Nearly a [...]

Dear Judge, Help Us!

LL first reported back in August that Mayor Adrian Fenty's fraternity brother, Omar Karim, was suing the city after the council blocked a $550,000 settlement that Attorney General Peter Nickles had agreed to between the city and Karim's Banneker Ventures.
Way back then, Nickles said the council was going to have to get its own lawyer [...]

Where’s My Job?

Listen, Mr. Almost Mayor—or do you mind if I call you Vince? Listen, Vince, we got to talk about something. Obviously, you had a busy week; Tuesday was a big day, naturally, and then maybe you take Wednesday and Thursday to bask in some congratulations, and get some lunch, so, okay. But that brings us [...]

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