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 [...]
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Two columns ago, LL reported on the connection between D.C. Medicaid contractor Jeff Thompson, whom you all know is at the center of a federal investigation into campaign finance issues, and Proteus Spann, Thompson's Hollywood producer associate.
In that piece, LL noted political donations from what looked like two separate individuals linked to Spann.There were $2,000 [...]
This week's LL column takes a look at Hollywood movie producer Proteus Spann's somewhat mysterious ties to Jeff Thompson—the D.C. Medicaid contractor who is in the middle of a federal investigation into the city's campaign finances.
If nothing else, the Spann connection demonstrates how large Thompson's network of donors is. The network, which has given more than [...]
For a movie producer in Hollywood, Proteus Spann certainly appears to care a lot about D.C. politics.
Since 2006, Spann has given $27,000 to local political campaigns as an individual and through his two production companies, Proteus E2 Productions and Pro2Play.
Why those donations matter: Spann’s giving pattern aligns almost perfectly with donations from Jeff Thompson, the [...]