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She also said she spoke to Ms. Banks and the mayor’s chief of staff after news of certain hires hit the papers, during which Ms. Hall noted her own son worked for the Department of Parks and Recreation. Mr. Hall also decided to resign.

2:20 p.m.: Leslie Green, the daughter of Mr. Gray’s confidante, Lorraine Green, said Crystal Palmer, who leads the the Office of Motion Picture and TV Development, recruited her to her current $85,000 per year job.

Although Ms. Green worked on the Gray campaign, she said her mother did not intercede on her behalf.

The job gave her a $19,000 raise from her prior job with a public relations firm, where she worked on an account for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

” I didn’t negotiate anything, I didn’t ask for that salary,” Ms. Green said.

Mr. Catania noted Ms. Palmer had to hire Ms. Green through the deputy mayor’s office because there is no budget authority for the position at the Office of Motion Picture.

Ms. Green said she was not aware of that back-story or its significance, if any.

“I just assumed the position was funded,” said Ms. Palmer, the next person to testify.

Ms. Palmer said she received Ms. Green’s resume years ago from friends in the agency. She was impressed, but was not able to hire her before she was let go by the last administration. Mr. Gray appointed her to head the office for a second time, and Ms. Palmer pursued Ms. Green once more.

She said Ms. Green’s salary was based on what other communications employees make, and the statute of Ms. Green’s mother did not come into play.

“I feel as though the fact Leslie Green’s mother was Lorraine Green did not disqualify her from the position, nor did it qualify her for the position,” Ms. Palmer said.

Mr. Thomas noted Ms. Green’s educational and professional accomplishments, and that her mother was not even a government employee.

1:25 p.m.: D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe testified Ms. Banks called him up and asked him if he could find a job for Mr. Webb.

His testimony is in direct contradiction to that of Ms. Banks, who said Mr. Ellerbe asked her if he could hire Mr. Webb, according to Mr. Catania.

Mr. Webb’s start date was the first time he met the 29-year-old, and his salary of $65,000 had already been set, according to Chief Ellerbe. The chief acknowledged it was unusual for him to hire someone without meeting him first.

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