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However, the agency found no misuse of her constituent services fund, according to its report issued Aug. 3.

Ms. Alexander has defended the use of funds for catering at community events and has denied any quid pro quo agreement with her landlord in exchange for discounted rent on office space.

The accusations, leveled in a complaint by Ward 7 resident Geraldine Washington, were discounted by the audit. Ms. Washington filed an appeal this week that disputes the veracity of the investigation, claiming officials did not cull documents in a timely fashion and relied on self-serving testimony from Ms. Alexander’s team.

Though Ms. Alexander said she was not aware of the filing, she said her own appeal of the fine will clear up any outstanding issues.

Meanwhile, Ms. Alexander’s campaign finance filing from July 31 shows she raised $6,900 in her bid for re-election, with some of the money coming from a kickoff event at the mayor’s home in Ward 7.

Mr. Moten said he has scheduled a private fundraiser for Tuesday ahead of a public kickoff for his candidacy in two or three weeks.

The Peaceoholics‘ CEO, Jauhar Abraham, is exploring a political campaign of his own for council member Marion Barry’s seat in Ward 8.

In a brief interview Thursday, Mr. Abraham said Peaceoholics had about 70 employees in its prime but is down to about 10 after funding dried up. Mr. Moten said he has not collected a paycheck from the Peaceoholics for about a year.