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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Ron Machen
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign" with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl."
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.
Fate of Alex Cho, cooperator in bribery case, uncertain after Justice Department reneges on promises
In a court filing this week, his attorney says the Justice Department now is reneging on key promises prosecutors made to his client to secure his cooperation in the first place — including helping him avoid deportation.
Federal authorities in the District of Columbia are announcing the arrests of more than 20 people in a health care fraud investigation.
The mother of Aaron Alexis said Wednesday that she does not know why her son opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people, but she is glad he can no longer hurt anyone else.
A public-private nonprofit that played a pivotal role in former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s theft of more than $350,000 from the city is expected to face tough questions from the council Monday.
The manager of a Ward 5 golf course admitted on Wednesday he allowed former council member Harry Thomas Jr. to use his nonprofit as a conduit for a scheme that bilked more than $300,000 from the District.
A key figure in the corruption probe of former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. has been formally accused of failing to report that city funds were being stolen in 2008 and 2009.
U.S. Attorney Ron Machen had for months heard the public's cry for him to say whether D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. indeed had stolen from city taxpayers.
Former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to felony counts of stealing more than $350,000 in taxpayer funds and failing to report income on his tax returns.
Machen, the U.S. attorney for the district, said the charges against Thompson were "the tip of the iceberg."
U.S. Attorney Ron Machen said there was no indication that Mrs. Clinton was aware of the specific activities to aid her campaign.