Before an empty witness stand at the Wilson Building, D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh, center, along with council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, left, and council member David A. Catania, right. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Before an empty witness stand at the Wilson Building, D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh, center, along with council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, left, and council member David A. Catania, right. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)