Times had Jack Evans story in '07

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D.C. Council member Jack Evans has paid $135,897 for professional sports tickets over the past decade with money from his constituent services fund, according to review of the city’s Office of Campaign Finance.

The review follows a similar one on Council member Yvette Alexander, Ward 7 Democrat, that found irregularities, including miss checks, which resulted in a $4,000 fine. However, she was cleared of criminal misconduct.

The OFC review on Mr. Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, by the Washington Post follows a nearly identical one four years ago by Washington Times’ reporter Jim McElhatton.

“For the first three months of the year, Mr. Evans’ constituent-services fund spent $15,828, with $4,000 going to the Washington Nationals for season tickets and $7,350 for Wizards tickets, according to filings with the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance,” according to the Times’ June 2007 story.

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