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Topic - Angell Jacobs
Documents filed in federal court Thursday portray in vivid detail the efforts of a number of D.C. officials, including then-Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi, to manipulate the outcome of the competitively bid, multimillion-dollar D.C. Lottery contract.
A transcript, also contained in court filings, of a taped conversation between Mr. Payne and Angell Jacobs, Mr. Gandhi's chief of staff, quotes her as saying that "Jim Graham is on a personal vendetta here.
"Jim Graham is on a personal vendetta here," Angell Jacobs, a supervisor, said to the procurement officer, Eric Payne, according to a transcript of a taped conversation filed in U.S. District Court. "For Gray and Graham, this is all personal. This is about their friends, or who is not their friends for Graham."