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  • Emmanuel S. Bailey was brought on as a local subcontractor after the D.C. Lottery contract for online gaming was awarded despite having no ties to gambling in his business background. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    D.C. online gambling deal dead; questions buried

    Within weeks of an inspector general's report that criticized a bid by the D.C. Lottery to launch a first-in-the-nation online gambling program, the deal was dead.

  • **FILE** Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council repeals online gambling

    The D.C. Council took a major step Tuesday toward reconfiguring the city's $38 million lottery contract when it voted to repeal an online gambling law once urged by its supporters as a pivotal revenue source for the city.

  • D.C. Council member Jack Evans (The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council members to scrutinize lottery contract, online poker

    A trio of D.C. Council members signaled their intent Wednesday to re-examine the $38 million D.C. Lottery contract and a plan to launch the nation's first online poker system, an idea promoted by council member Michael A. Brown, at-large independent, and approved without public discussion in a supplemental budget bill in December.

  • Peter J. Nickles

    Ex-officials have no luck urging probe of D.C. lottery bid

    Two former D.C. Cabinet officials are dismayed that their joint request for an investigation by the Inspector General's Office of the D.C. Lottery contract has gone nowhere.

  • 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. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said a five-month investigation by his office found that more than $300,000 intended for youth baseball programs and other charitable purposes as part of the 2008 budget made its way to Harry Thomas Jr. for his personal use. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

    City's attorney general takes a stand

    In the course of five days last week, the District's mayor was called a "crook" at a public hearing, the council chairman's campaign committee was accused of widespread reporting violations, one council member disclosed he had been offered bribes, and another council member was accused of using his charity as a slush fund.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican (Associated Press)

    Approval for online poker in D.C. seen as long shot

    Congress sent a message Wednesday to D.C. officials who this week approved plans for the city lottery to offer online poker: Not so fast.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray

    Gray campaign falls short on FOIA stance

    Curious whom D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray met with as he pondered and then embarked on a run for mayor?

  • **FILE** D.C. Council member Marion Barry (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Gray, Barry backed lottery partner

    When the D.C. Council approved the city's lottery contract in December, two members spoke before the vote on behalf of the local firm that walked away with a majority stake in the deal: Chairman Vincent C. Gray and Marion Barry.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray "failed to hold a hearing on any of the proposal packages" submitted by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty after a previous contract award to Interlot, said D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles. (The Washington Times)

    D.C. official calls for probe of lottery pact

    D.C.'s attorney general called for a formal investigation into how a firm with questionable credentials and limited experience took a majority share in the city's $38 million lottery contract.

  • D.C. attorney checks out lottery-contract partner

    D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles is looking into whether council members vetted a $38 million lottery contract to a Greek-based gaming company that joined with a local firm outside the bidding process.

  • Reform of child agency pledged

    The Fenty administration yesterday pledged to reform the city's long-troubled Child and Family Services Agency, a day after the mayor fired six child welfare workers for failing to help four girls found dead last week in a Southeast row house.

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