Posts Tagged ‘Peter Nickles’

For Adrian Fenty, the West Coast Is the Best Coast

Now that Adrian Fenty is raking in money in Silicon Valley, he should think about kicking some of it toward Vince Gray's hefty legal fees. After all, Fenty owes him—a new Post piece on the ex-mayor's California exile makes it look like losing to Gray in 2010 was the best thing that ever happened to Fenty.
The profile, which comes with a [...]

Vince Gray and Peter Nickles: Still Not Friends

It's been nearly three years since Vince Gray beat Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary for mayor. Will the passage of time inspire Gray and Fenty uber-loyalist/attorney general Peter Nickles to bury the hatchet? Not if NewsChannel 8's NewsTalk With Bruce DePuyt has anything to say about it.
Last week, Nickles appeared on the show to declare that Vernon Hawkins' guilty plea was more proof [...]

Failure to Appear

No candidates have declared for nextyear’s attorney general election, but there’s already a frontrunner. You can’t go within 50 yards of a law school without hearing his name. The rest of the legal community is lining up behind him. Even current Attorney General Irv Nathan has given his endorsement.
LL’s talking, of course, about “the lawyer’s [...]

David Catania: Vince Gray is a “Joke,” Should Resign

At-large Councilmember David Catania says Mayor Vince Gray has become a "joke" who should resign from office if he loves the city as much as he says he does.
"The mayor has been reduced to a joke. He is a laugh line. He is an embarrassment," says Catania. He adds that the "heat" from an ongoing [...]

The End of the Politically Connected Medicaid Money Makers?

An accountant and a lawyer—both among the most politically connected this town's ever seen, neither with any background in health care—made small fortunes off of city's Medicaid contracts for the poor and disabled. Now, both of them, within weeks of each other, have announced they are getting out of the health care business. What the [...]

Fred Cooke Jr. Makes it Three for Three

One small detail in the current federal investigation into Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 mayoral campaign that's escaped much notice is the fact that attorney Fred Cooke Jr. is now three for three in recent federal probes involving city officials.
Cooke was there almost from the start when former Attorney General Peter Nickles started looking into disgraced [...]

Loose Lips Daily: A Lotto Bull Edition

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Kwame Looks To Wells For Occupy Answers

Good morning sweet readers! Wouldn't it be nice if local pols released their tax returns? [...]

Peter Nickles: Told Ya So!

No one likes a sore winner. On the other hand, no one likes to be told that their investigation of a crooked councilmember is politically motivated, only to have that crooked pol plead guilty to two federal felonies.
So, with that in mind, we called Peter Nickles, the former D.C. attorney general who began investigating Harry [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Fresh Eyes Edition

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Gray Reset Now Official
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RIP: Nadine Winter

Good morning sweet readers! A certain Examiner reporter is moving to Albany to work for NYC Mayor [...]

Nickles: “They’re Lucky I’m Not There”

Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. has been pretty stingy about providing any kind of rebuttal to the explosive charges made against him in a lawsuit filed Monday by Attorney General Irv Nathan.
But back when Nathan's predecessor and doppelganger Peter Nickles first began his investigation into Thomas' non-profit Team Thomas last year, Thomas was a [...]