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  • Mayor Vincent Gray

    The race to be the next mayor of D.C. turns largely on scandal

    Voters in Washington, D.C., will take to the polls Tuesday to choose a Democratic nominee for mayor, a process that largely turns on whether residents believe they are better off with an incumbent shrouded in scandal or that the city needs a change in leadership.

  • Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray gives the 2014 State of the District Address at Kelly Miller Middle School in Northeast a day after federal prosecutors accused Gray of knowing of and personally seeking illegal funs from Jeffrey Thompson do run an illegal "Shadow Campaign" during his run for mayor four years ago, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Gray comes out fighting accusations in fund scheme

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray used his State of the District address Tuesday to forcefully defend himself against accusations that he participated in an illegal campaign finance scheme — his first public attempt to right a re-election campaign reeling from an ongoing federal investigation in which he has been implicated.

  • Thompson

    Thompson plea raises questions about his old accounting firm

    Known as the infamous political rainmaker who admitted to subverting elections in the District of Columbia and other jurisdictions with more than $2 million in questionable campaign cash, Jeffrey E. Thompson earned at least part of his fortune winning contracts scrubbing the financial books of government agencies.

  • Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., addresses a rally Thursday evening, Feb. 7, 2008, in Seattle.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Hillary Clinton campaign received funds from Jeffrey Thompson

    Prosecutors said Jeffrey E. Thompson used two firms to disburse $608,750 in "excessive and unreported contributions to pay for campaign services in coordination with and in support of a federal political candidate for President of the United States and the federal and the candidate's authorized committee." That candidate was Mrs. Clinton.

  • Prosecutors: Gray had firsthand knowledge of 'shadow campaign'

    Federal prosecutors said in court Monday that D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray knew firsthand of an illicit "shadow campaign" that funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to his 2010 mayoral bid.

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

    Campaign violation figure linked to D.C.'s Thompson

    Prosecutors on Wednesday implicated a D.C. businessman at the center of a local campaign finance scheme in an off-the-books effort that provided support for a 2008 presidential campaign.

  • The Washington Times

    Federal probe of D.C. campaigns snares another Vincent Gray aide

    A longtime campaign aide of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to one count of lying to investigators in connection with a wide-ranging federal campaign finance probe — the fourth person affiliated with the 2010 campaign to plead guilty.

  • Longtime Gray campaign aide charged with lying to investigators

    A longtime campaign aide of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to one count of lying to investigators in connection with a wide-ranging federal campaign finance probe — the fourth person affiliated with the 2010 campaign to plead guilty.

  • Stanley A. Straughter, left, leaves the United States District Court for the District of Columbia with his attorney Steven McCool, right, after pleading guilty to making straw donations as an investigation into a D.C. campaign finance  scheme continues, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 24, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    D.C. campaign finance investigation yields another guilty plea

    A Philadelphia business owner on Monday became the third associate of prolific political donor Jeffrey E. Thompson to plead guilty to charges related to a widespread campaign finance investigation, admitting in federal court to funneling more than $132,000 in straw donations to various races.

  • Lee Calhoun, a Maryland businessman, leaves the United States District Court for the District of Columbia after pleading guilty to making straw contributions in 2011 to Delegate Donna Christensen, Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 20, 2013. Calhoun was involved in the D.C. election scandal surrounding Jeffery Thompson and the election of District Mayor Vincent Gray.  (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Maryland man admits role in D.C. campaign finance scheme

    A Maryland man admitted in federal court to giving more than $160,000 in straw political donations at the direction of his former boss — the prolific political donor at the center of a D.C. campaign finance investigation that again appears to be accelerating after another person was charged Thursday.

  • Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray (The Washington Times)

    Md. man tied to D.C. campaign finance scheme charged as straw donor

    A Maryland man with business ties to a prolific political donor at the center of a widespread D.C. campaign finance investigation was charged Thursday with making a straw donation in a House of Representatives race.

  • Michael Brown is latest D.C. lawmaker to plead guilty to federal charges

    Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown pleaded guilty Monday to a public corruption charge for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in cash stuffed in duffel bags and coffee cups while in office, following in the footsteps of two other former city lawmakers who pleaded guilty last year to federal crimes.

  • ** FILE ** In this Oct. 25, 2012, file photo, William P. White, D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking chief, testifies at an oversight hearing on Chartered Health Plan. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Chartered Health Plan’s finances draw scrutiny

    The embattled managed-care company owned by the man at the center of a federal probe into D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign was carrying $3 million in unexplained revenue on its books and had transferred $1 million to an unknown recipient, city agency directors said Thursday.

  • Thompson

    D.C. takes over embattled political donor's company

    The District has taken over a managed-care company owned by the man at the center of a federal probe into an alleged "shadow campaign" in 2010 that worked on behalf of now-mayor Vincent C. Gray, officials said Friday.

  • Straw donor’s firm hit with big D.C. tax lien

    D.C. tax collectors have filed a six-figure lien against a company at the center of a campaign finance probe embroiling D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and raising questions about the fundraising activities of many federal and local candidates during the past decade.

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