LL has the perfect plan to steer some District funds his way. First, he’ll team up with a rising politician poised to become mayor. Then, he’ll offer a service no one could say no to—anti-violence work, probably. If anyone starts asking questions about paperwork, he’ll just tell the mayor’s pals to push the money through [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Peaceoholics’
Between the council meeting and Keely Thompson's plea, LL didn't have time yesterday to get to the surprise guest at Tuesday's panel on the attorney general election: Peaceoholics co-founder Ron Moten
Most people facing a lawsuit from the District over bogus non-profit tax forms and luxury SUVs might decide to lie low. Instead, Moten used the [...]
The District government, which gave gang intervention group Peaceoholics more than $5 million in anti-violence grants during ex-Mayor Adrian Fenty's administration, sued the group today for allegedly submitting a falsified grant application in 2009.
Attorney General Irv Nathan's lawsuit against Peaceoholics and co-founders Jauhar Abraham and Ron Moten accuses the two of understating how much they received [...]
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Good morning Washington. Happy Cinco de Mayo. (Did you also know that it is also Tammy Wynette's birthday?) Those are some fun facts on this Thursday. Be sure [...]
Figuring out what the Peaceoholics are doing for their money isn't getting any easier. Curious as to what the anti-gang group has done in return for the millions in District funds they've pulled down, in August, Amin Hassan Muslim submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that went nowhere. Muslim works [...]
August 30: A Visit from Gray
Today’s Event: Mayoral frontrunner Vincent Gray meets Washington City Paper's staff. I walked away from the hour-long meeting wondering: So why should this guy be elected mayor? The guy clearly knows the issues and can speak in depth. But there was little sense of what specific things he'd do differently. [...]
The Fraternal Order of Police has finally received the results of the Freedom of Information Act request they've been trying to pry from the District on what Peaceoholics is doing with dollars provided to the organization via the Metropolitan Police Department—and it's a doozy.
A cursory glance of the documents, provided to City Paper by the FOP, shows [...]
Worried about $400,000 of District money disappearing into the pockets of the Peaceoholics, a non-profit with close ties to Mayor Adrian Fenty? Don't be. The Washington Post reports everything is fine. Though Washington City Paper earlier reported that two city officials told that the Fenty administration wanted to quietly pass money to the organization, [...]
Today’s Event: When it comes to Peaceoholics, Mayor Adrian Fenty ain't sweating the details. He tells a local community organizer he's sure Peaceoholics works because “I’ve met the kids, I mean, I don’t need any statistics." I wonder if he's interviewed the kids sitting in jail awaiting murder trials who've gone through a Peaceoholics [...]
When Martin Moulton managed to catch Mayor Adrian Fenty after a press conference Friday evening, he turned his recorder on and started to question Hizzonner about controversies surrounding anti-gang group Peaceoholics. Moulton—the president of the Convention Center Community Association—has questioned the mayor about Peaceaholics before: The group has been able to [...]