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    D.C. developer Warren C. Williams Jr. was on his way to a project meeting in 2007 at Metro's headquarters when he got a call telling him that D.C. Council member Jim Graham, a Metro board member and chairman of the council's real estate committee, was displeased.

  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (BARBARA L. SALISBURY / THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

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  • Mayor Vincent C. Gray, as chairman of the D.C. Council, in December 2008 was involved in initially blocking approval of a contract award to a company to run the D.C. Lottery. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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  • (In a subsequent letter to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority obtained by The Times, A. Scott Bolden, an attorney for Mr. and Mrs. Williams, said Mr. Graham also had "inappropriately offered a quid pro quo" to their Metro partner to replace them on that deal as well.)

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