By Elaine Donnelly
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District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray was excused from jury duty Monday after pre-trial questioning at D.C. Superior Court.
Businesses owned for years by prominent D.C. contractor Jeffrey Thompson engaged in a pattern of political giving that appears to run afoul of city campaign finance law, combining to give twice and sometimes three times the maximum donation to city politicians in a single day, records show.
The city auditor has asked the D.C. inspector general to investigate allegations of financial irregularities by the head of the Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District Citizens Advisory Council (5DCAC), who is a political appointee of Mayor Vincent C. Gray and an ally of Ward 5 Democrat Harry Thomas Jr.
A Mayor Vincent C. Gray campaign supporter and associate director of unemployment compensation with the D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) has been placed on administrative leave, according to city officials.
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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.
Mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray attended a picnic last month organized by a small nonprofit that works with ex-offenders and is run by a man who was once one of Washington, D.C.'s most notorious underworld figures. That much no one disputes.
Curious whom D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray met with as he pondered and then embarked on a run for mayor?
He was also summoned for jury duty while chairman of the council, but did not serve then either, she said.
Mr. Gray worked from the courthouse in the morning and returned to the Wilson Building after his release from the pool, executive office spokeswoman Doxie McCoy said.