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Report: D.C. Council chairman’s SUV was illegal
WASHINGTON (AP) — City officials broke the law by providing D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown a fully loaded Lincoln Navigator SUV, according to a review by D.C. Council member Tommy Wells that was released Monday.
The preliminary investigation found Mr. Brown “inappropriately requested” the luxury SUV. The report said it’s against city law to lease or purchase a staff vehicle with gas mileage of under 22 miles per gallon unless it’s for security purposes.
Mr. Brown has said he’s returning the SUV after he learned it was costing the city nearly $2,000 a month.
On Monday, he issued a statement thanking Mr. Wells for his work and said he agrees the city’s procurement process needs “a top-to-bottom review.”
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