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The OCF recommended improvements to Ms. Alexander’s record-keeping and closed the matter after accepting an amended report.

In January 2010, OCF hearing officer William O. Sanford, now the office’s general counsel, suspended a $900 fine against Ms. Alexander for the failure of her treasurer, Derek Ford, to file a timely report. Mr. Sanford concluded that Mr. Ford’s other work demands were the cause of the late filing.

Last month, the OCF also said it would hold an “informal” hearing as a result of another failure by Ms. Alexander’s office to meet the deadline for filing her quarterly constituent services fund report.

Mr. Ford is listed as vice chairman of the board of the D.C. Housing Finance Agency. His biography on the agency’s website boasts 14 years of “progressive financial experience within the private, governmental and non-profit sectors,” and says he is treasurer for the Ward 7 Democrats.

He referred questions to Ms. Alexander’s chief of staff, J.R. Meyers, who had no comment.

Quarterly reports dating back to December 2007 show that Mr. Ford has received more than $8,200 in constituent services fund expenditures, for “supplies, catering, travel, postage, petty cash and consultant.”

In addition, an Oct. 8 expenditure listed in Ms. Alexander’s most recent quarterly report was paid to UMS Inc. for consultant services in the amount of $1,000. The report lists an apartment building off Benning Road Southeast that is identical to the location listed by Mr. Ford in his receipt of 27 previous expenditures from Ms. Alexander’s constituent services fund.

A review by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs confirmed that Mr. Ford owns an apartment in that building but found no business registration in the city for UMS Inc.

Ms. Alexander has scheduled another constituent services fundraiser for March 10 at Tony Cheng’s Restaurant in Chinatown, according to an invitation obtained by The Times that says political action committees, associations and businesses can contribute.