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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES Accompanied by her attorney, A. Scott Bolden, Cherita Whiting testifies before the Government Operations Committee on Monday. She claimed she denied her felony conviction on a March 18, 2010, application for the job with D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson because she thought a 10-year grace period for disclosing prior felonies had expired.

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