- The Washington Times - Friday, May 5, 2006

An article in the Metropolitan section in Friday’s editions incorrectly stated that gambling promoter Shawn A. Scott headed a committee that was fined $622,880 for violations of election laws in a 2004 effort to place a slot-machines measure on the D.C. ballot and that much of the opposition that year was directed at him. Mr. Scott did not head the committee and was not an officer of it, although he was the chief financial backer of the committee. The opposition was directed at the committee, not Mr. Scott. The article also reported that hundreds of signatures were found to be phony or falsely collected and that organizers are seeking to set up as many as 3,500 slot machines. Only one signature was determined to have been phony or false, though at least several dozen false declarations of residence address by circulators of the petitions were found. The initiative proposal that Mr. Scott is now backing does not call for any particular number of slots.



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