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  • D.C. officials stall Fraternal Order of Police vote on leadership squabble

    After months of upheaval, the only thing impeding the president of a D.C. youth-corrections officers' union is a board member with a checkered past and an employee relations director who, despite city requirements, does not live in the District.

  • FOP loses bid for restraining order in fight over leader

    A small team of lawyers for the D.C. labor-relations office appeared in D.C. Superior Court this week to fend off allegations that the District government is conspiring to interfere in an intra-union dispute over the leadership of a 200-member bargaining unit for youth-corrections officers.

  • 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.

    Labor dispute swirls around D.C. union leader

    D.C. labor-relations officials insist they have nothing to do with a perplexing intraunion dispute over who has the authority to lead a 200-member union for youth-corrections officers.

  • D.C.’s new forensics lab not living up to expectations

    Five months after the District opened a $220 million, state-of-the-art forensics laboratory hailed as an experimental transition to independent forensics testing, the crime-scene investigation unit has unraveled as a result of dysfunction and bureaucratic gridlock, according to the Fraternal Order of Police and veteran officers who process crime scenes.

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

    D.C. Mayor Gray's open government shut behind closed doors

    The director of a newly created city agency with control over the District's 30-million-square-foot real estate portfolio met privately last week with politically connected lawyers, lobbyists and developers despite D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's open-government policies and an ethics pledge he imposed on city officials to ensure transparency.

  • Following his attorney Frederick D. Cooke, Jr., (left) Thomas Gore, a campaign treasurer for Mayor Vincent C. Gray, makes his exit from the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse after his plea hearing in the District on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

    Gray under cloud in campaign fraud case

    Federal prosecutors dealt a major blow to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Tuesday by validating high-profile claims by a minor 2010 candidate that Mr. Gray's campaign paid him to bash incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty during the race.

  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

    'Kerfuffle' puts D.C. budget processes in question

    A budget battle involving Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has raised serious questions about the efficacy of the city's chief financial officer and whether Mr. Gray is delivering on promises to improve the handling of the city's budget.

  • New allegations surface in probe of D.C. Mayor Gray

    A minor candidate in last year's D.C. mayoral race has told federal authorities that Mayor Vincent C. Gray handed him a list of talking points to use against the then-incumbent Adrian M. Fenty, according to a person with knowledge of the document.

  • 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.

  • SIMMONS: D.C. faces $89 million question

    According to just-released census figures, one in five D.C. residents lives below the poverty line - $22,314 per year.

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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.

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

    D.C. Mayor Gray asks for approval of security deal

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray is urging the D.C. Council to take "prompt and favorable action" to retroactively approve and extend a controversial school security contract he and his former council colleagues staunchly opposed in August.

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

    Gray asks for approval of security deal

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray is urging the D.C. Council to take "prompt and favorable action" to retroactively approve and extend a controversial school security contract he and his former council colleagues staunchly opposed in August.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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