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Topic - Ronald Machen
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray knew about an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid for the office and personally requested the funds from an influential district businessman, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Twenty-five people were charged Thursday with obtaining at least $75 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments from the District of Columbia government, a series of cases that federal prosecutors said added up to the largest health-care fraud in the city's history.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says it has concluded its criminal investigation of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown's 2008 campaign.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday appointed two U.S. attorneys to lead a pair of criminal investigations into possible unauthorized disclosures of classified information, authorizing the two prosecutors to follow all appropriate investigative leads within the executive and legislative branches of government.
U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen said this month that Gray knew about an illegal, $668,000 "shadow campaign" that helped propel him into office four years ago.
Thompson bankrolled illegal campaign efforts on behalf of Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008, though U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen has said Mrs. Clinton did not personally know about the scheme.