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The D.C. Council on Monday voted 11-2 to reprimand one of its own members based on a report that concluded he acted inappropriately by influencing the city's lottery contract.
The D.C. Council voted 11-2 Monday to reprimand one of its own members based on reports that concluded he acted inappropriately by influencing the city's lottery contract.
The District's ethics board found "sufficient evidence" that a D.C. Council member violated the city's code of conduct by proposing to a local businessman that he withdraw from a Metro development project in exchange for support in an unrelated bid for a contract to run the D.C. Lottery.
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said Monday he owes fellow city lawmaker Jim Graham the "courtesy" of a sit-down meeting to discuss a recent report that claims Mr. Graham violated rules of conduct while representing the District on the Metro board in 2008.
D.C. developer Warren C. Williams Jr. was on his way to a project meeting in 2007 at Metro's headquarters when he got a call telling him that D.C. Council member Jim Graham, a Metro board member and chairman of the council's real estate committee, was displeased.
A strip club that a community group says was illegally relocated and is creating an appetite for prostitution in Northeast Washington is co-owned by a major Democratic Party donor and local developer who contributed to a controversial charity run by D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., who represents the area.