Posts Tagged ‘Ron Machen’

Dancing Councilmembers Figure in Harry Thomas Jr. Associate’s Trial

Dancing isn't a crime. But funding it might be.

Kwame Brown’s Back, So Read His FBI File

How the feds took down "Fully Loaded."

Loose Lips Quotes of 2014: Ron Machen

Ron Machen promised more revelations. So where are they?

What Will D.C. Politics Have in Store in 2015?

New mayor, new Council, new year.

Gray Says He Wasn’t Involved in Rejected Plea Deal

Vince Gray isn't paying much attention to his defense.

Post: Gray Rejected Plea Deal in September

Vince Gray insists on his innocence, even as the feds offer a plea

Vince Gray Fought the Law… and He Won?

Poll finds voters aren't sure prosecutors should bother with the mayor anymore

A Very Incomplete Look At Jeff Thompson’s Fight for His Files

As the federal investigation into the beneficiaries of admitted shadow campaigner Jeff Thompson continues, one of the hardest parts to follow has been Thompson's fight to stop the government from reviewing 23 million pages of his files.
Even after the former city contractor gave up the legal challenge to protect the documents federal agents seized from his house and accounting firm, the files related [...]

Judge: Naming Alleged Thompson Recipients Could Affect Grand Jury

A federal judge ruled that naming alleged recipients of shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson's illicit help besides Mayor Vince Gray could jeopardize a grand jury investigation, according to a court order unsealed today.
In the March 10 court order made ahead of Thompson's plea hearing the same day, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that Gray, once identified just as [...]

Michael Brown Sentenced to 39 Months in Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown was sentenced Thursday to 39 months in federal prison and 24 months of supervised release for taking bribes from undercover FBI agents.
Prosecutors had sought 43 months, largely because they said Brown initially didn't tell them about the $100,000 in illegal, off-the-books help he got from the District's premier shadowy financier, Jeff Thompson, [...]