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However, on Tuesday, Mr. Bailey sent a text message to The Times confirming that the Gray meeting took place in December 2008.

Sources who spoke with Mr. Bailey in late December 2008 and documents obtained by The Times show that he then began representing himself to people interested in the lottery contract as a person who could deliver Mr. Gray’s support.

Until that point, Mr. Gray had refused for months to place the first contract award to Intralot and W2Tech on the council agenda for a vote.

Mr. Bailey’s mother, Barbara Bailey, is the chairman of his company and will handle local hiring for DC09. She also is a longtime associate of Mr. Gray, having served with him at the D.C. Department of Human Services in the 1990s.

Until recently, Mr. Bailey’s company and the lottery partnership with Intralot operated out of his mother’s house in Southeast Washington.