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  • Cedric Crawley, left, a vice chairman of the FOP unit representing youth corrections officers, tried to unseat the chairwoman, Takisha Brown, who has accused him of bank fraud. He is seen here with his wife, Denise Crawley, second from left, and Ms. Brown's predecessor, Tasha Williams, center. Ms. Crawley is a paralegal for the union's former attorney, Ardra O'Neal, second from right, who now represents Mr. Crawley personally.

    Union for youth officers piles up woes for leader

    Takisha Brown had barely gotten her feet wet as elected chairwoman of the Fraternal Order of Police union representing 200 youth-corrections officers when she sensed trouble.

  • D.C. files suit against employees accused of collecting two paychecks

    The D.C. Office of the Attorney General filed suit against 13 former and current city employees accused of obtaining unemployment benefits while they were employed by the city government, officials said Thursday.

  • **FILE** In 1998, voters in the District approved the Medical Use of Marijuana Initiative. (The Washington Times)

    Rejected marijuana applicants take to the courts

    Unsuccessful applicants to the District's medical marijuana program are asking the courts to force the reconsideration of their submissions, claiming they were rejected by a review panel despite meeting or exceeding stated criteria.

  • ** FILE ** D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

    D.C. official to repay stolen $30,000 to city

    An elected official who stole $30,000 from D.C. taxpayers and spent it on a luxury car and designer clothes will have to repay the money — without penalty — at a rate of $200 a month, according to a settlement announced Thursday by the D.C. Office of the Attorney General.

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The New Beginnings Youth Development Center has been described as an "anti-prison."

    Ex-New Beginnings official settles suit

    The former superintendent of the Laurel facility that houses wards of the D.C. juvenile justice agency has settled a lawsuit in which he claimed he was passed over in his bid to become the permanent boss and terminated for criticizing the selection process.

  • D.C. fires second employee at DOES

    A second employee from the D.C. Department of Employment Services was fired Thursday in connection with an ongoing investigation of suspected fraud in that department's office of unemployment compensation, officials said.

  • Arbitrator orders fired D.C. officer reinstated

    An arbitrator has overturned for the fifth time the refiring of a reinstated Metropolitan Police Department officer, lending support to persistent accusations by rank-and-file officers that Chief Cathy L. Lanier has systematically abused their due process rights and undermined MPD's disciplinary system.

  • D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (above) fields reporters' questions this week outside the Wilson Building about investigations of his Team Thomas nonprofit. One of the donors to the nonprofit is strip club co-owner Keith Forney (left). (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Strip club owner gave $6K to Team Thomas

    A prominent local developer and political donor who co-owns a strip club facing Ward 5 resident opposition is the second-highest contributor to D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s questionable nonprofit that is now under federal investigation, according to court documents filed this week.

  • **FILE** D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Associated Press)

    Separate probes for Gray campaign allegations

    Within hours of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's saying he takes full responsibility for any administration missteps, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown said Sunday night that he is referring allegations of Gray campaign improprieties to the D.C. Office of the Inspector General.

  • 1 in 5 killings don't go to trial

    More than one in five homicide cases closed in the District from 2002 to 2006 ended without a prosecution, according to a government audit released yesterday.

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