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    MILLER: Tax on God

    It took God six days to create the earth, but it took only one vote for the District to charge you for using it. Mayor Vincent C. Gray proposed taxing people who use public parks for things like popular boot camps, tennis lessons or baseball camp.

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UNDER OATH: Cherita Whiting testifies at an oversight hearing before the Government Operations Committee on Monday.

    Whiting hired after lie on felony

    After months of refusals to disclose verifiable information, Mayor Vincent C. Gray last week gave a D.C. Council oversight committee documents showing he hired and gave a raise to campaign consultant Cherita Whiting after she had lied about a felony conviction on a 2010 job application to work for council member Phil Mendelson.

  • Cherita Whiting

    Whiting's conflicting payroll data spur queries

    Documents showing the annual pay of a controversial campaign consultant turned political appointee of Mayor Vincent C. Gray and salary information posted on two D.C. government databases directly contradict information the mayor's office provided to the D.C. Council last month as part of the 2012 budget process.

  • BACKGROUND CHECK: D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray appointed Cherita Whiting to a job in the Department of Parks and Recreation. (The Washington Times)

    Whiting's salary higher than reported

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign consultant turned political appointee Cherita F. Whiting was earning $98,000 per year, not the $65,000 annually the Gray administration previously reported to the D.C. Council, according to D.C. government employee listings obtained by The Washington Times.

  • Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Gray's campaign consultant paid more than reported

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign consultant-turned-political appointee Cherita F. Whiting was earning $98,000 per year, not the $65,000 annually the Gray administration previously reported to the D.C. Council, according to D.C. government employee listings obtained by The Washington Times.

  • DEPARTURE: Cherita Whiting is leaving her position as a "special assistant" at the Department of Parks and Recreation, city officials said. (The Washington Times)

    Gray supporter leaves D.C. job

    An outspoken campaign supporter of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, who landed a city government job despite Mr. Gray's knowledge of her failure to disclose a 2001 felony wire fraud conviction on her application, is leaving her position, city officials said Monday.

  • Cherita Whiting (The Washington Times)

    Gray campaign worker got job despite felony past

    With Congress probing D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's newly elected administration about accusations it paid cash and promised a job to a mayoral candidate who bashed incumbent Adrian M. Fenty, and with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI evaluating similar complaints, one District employee who also campaigned for Mr. Gray and received a city job has become somewhat of a mystery.

  • Cherita Whiting (The Washington Times)

    Aware of felony, Gray gave D.C. job to campaign worker

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray appointed a campaign supporter and Facebook friend, Cherita Whiting, as a $65,000-a-year "special assistant" in the Department of Parks and Recreation in January after being warned months earlier that she had not disclosed a prior felony conviction when she applied for previous city council employment, according to an e-mail obtained by The Washington Times.

  • Cherita Whiting

    'Friend' of Gray hired for D.C. job

    Ward 4 activist Cherita Whiting, an early and strident supporter of Vincent C. Gray during his successful mayoral campaign, was chosen by Mr. Gray's transition team out of 67 applicants for a newly created "special assistant" position with the Department of Parks and Recreation, reporting solely to the chief of staff.

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