Posts Tagged ‘Ted Loza’

Collateral Damage

This past week was not a good one for former D.C. Council chairman and convicted felon Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown. First, a judge denied his request to be allowed to travel to North Carolina as a part of a college tour for District youngsters that he says he’s been a part of in past years. [...]

The Graham Scheme of Things

Just by looking at him, you would have been hard-pressed to tell in the last week that Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham was going through one of the lowest points of his political career.
After a D.C. Superior Court judge tossed out Graham’s Hail Mary attempt on Friday to dismiss a finding by the Board of [...]

Council Investigate Jim Graham? Don’t Bet On It

The opinion mavens at the Washington Post are mad as hell that Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham tried to trade his support for a would-be lottery contractor in exchange for getting the developer he wanted on a Metro development in his ward.
A recent report commissioned by Metro found that Graham, a former Metro board chairman, [...]

Ted Loza Out of Prison

The AP was first to notice that Ted Loza, the former chief of staff to Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, has been released from federal prison.
Loza pleaded guilty a little more than a year ago to receiving gratuities and making false statements in connection with corruption in the D.C. taxi industry. After spending eight months [...]

Main Wheel in Taxi Corruption Case Sentenced to 41 Months

Yibarek Syume, the mastermind behind the widespread D.C. taxi corruption case that brought down Ted Loza, the former chief of staff to Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, was sentenced to 41 months in prison today.
Two co-conspirators, Berhane Leghesse and Amanuel Ghirmazion, were sentenced to 12 months and eight months, respectively. Earlier this week, Abdul Kamus, [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Careful What You Wish For Edition

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Did Fire Chief Tell Fire Fighters Not To Misbehave at Mayor's Speech?
Alexander Stays on the Ballot

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Loose Lips Daily: D.C. Council, Now With Ethics Edition

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Former Fire Chief Suing City

Harry Thomas Jr. Not Going Away

Good morning sweet readers! [Low whistle] Seven years in federal [...]

Jim Graham Didn’t Reject Bribe, He Rejected Goodwill

Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham is mad. Washington Post reporters have recently taken to using the word "bribe" when describing $2,600 in cash Graham's former chief of staff tried to give Graham on behalf of an undercover FBI agent.
Graham says in a WaPo op-ed that it was nothing of the sort, and refers us to [...]

Loose Lips Daily: It’s Gamblin’ Time Edition

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Jim Graham Questions MPD's "Diligence"

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It's Gamblin' Time: The Post [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Gray Wins the Morning Edition

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Jim Graham: Let He Without Sin

Good morning sweet readers! Still looking for the perfect for the D.C. politics junkie in your life? Here it is. News [...]

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