- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District that’s become a flashpoint in the race for mayor.

A spokesman for the District’s Department of Housing and Community Development said agents from the IRS criminal division seized boxes of management documents from the Park Southern complex on Aug. 12. The agents took records dating back to 2003.

The Southeast complex is home to 700 low-income residents. This spring, Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s administration fired the management team that had been running it, citing missing funds and squalid living conditions.

The displaced managers are political supporters of D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 Democrat who defeated Mr. Gray in the Democratic mayoral primary. Ms. Bowser’s rival, Council member David A. Catania, has criticized her handling of the situation.

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