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  • ** FILE ** Jeffrey E. Thompson on March 20, 2012. (Courtesy of C-SPAN)

    D.C. regulators were aware of potential violations

    D.C. campaign-finance regulators were alerted long ago about potential violations involving big contributions to city politicians from businesses owned by D.C. contractor Jeffrey E. Thompson.

  • D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander was cleared of wrongdoing by the Office of Campaign Finance but unexamined expenditures by her constitutent-services fund keep questions - and the possibility of an appeal to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics - alive.

    'Other' tops D.C. Council uses of funding for constituents

    The law governing how D.C. Council members can spend money collected in "constituent service funds" is written so broadly that more than 60 percent of the 11,000-plus expenditures they have made in the past decade are classified in public records simply as "other."

  • Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times file
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

    Gray cites haste in assembling campaign

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Tuesday responded to charges that his 2010 campaign team accepted cash donations over the $25 legal limit by converting them to money orders, attributing the possible slip-ups to aides during his "truncated" campaign.

  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Council member Thomas didn't report payments

    For years, D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. wrote checks out to "cash," himself or his for-profit company for thousands of dollars from the bank account of a purported charity he ran, city attorneys say.

  • The city government has accused D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. of using grant money and donations for trips and expenditures. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. sues council member Thomas; federal case filed

    The District government Monday filed a $1 million civil lawsuit against D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., accusing the Ward 5 Democrat of using grant money and charitable donations for personal golfing trips, hotel stays and a new sport utility vehicle.

  • Council member balks at funds criticism

    Ward 7 Council Member Yvette Alexander responded to the news on Thursday that the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) is investigating her use of constituent service funds with a letter to - her constituents.

  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (The Washington Times)

    Alexander's use of service funds probed

    The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) has opened an investigation into the use of constituent-services funds by Ward 7 Democrat Yvette Alexander, according to a resident who filed a complaint this month.

  • Source: No missing funds in Kwame Brown campaign

    Funds from the 2008 Kwame Brown campaign have been accounted for, but the D.C. Council chairman could face fines because of filing irregularities in his finance report, according to a source involved in an audit expected to be released Tuesday by the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance (OCF).

  • Kwame R. Brown

    Ethics rules let D.C. Council members shield outside income

    D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown last year reported earning $45,000 in outside income on top of his six-figure government salary for 2009, but who paid him and why is anybody's guess. City ethics rules don't require Mr. Brown to say.

  • Gray

    Timelines cloud Gray's 'exoneration'

    An investigation by the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) that "exonerated" Council Chairman and mayoral contender Vincent C. Gray in his use of a mega-developer to repair his home was based on a misrepresentation by the developer's attorneys and a questionable timeline of events, records show.

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