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Forcing slumlord Rufus Stancil to live among his tenants at 2922 Sherman Ave. NW while he fixed the building seemed like a good idea. But so far, it hasn’t produced the results city authorities wanted. First, they’ve had trouble verifying that Stancil is actually residing at the decrepit building. (A judge has yet to decide whether he must wear a monitoring device.) Now, it looks as if Stancil, who is broke, won’t be renovating the building, either. In December, he won a $2.58 million settlement from the U.S. Postal Service after the agency allegedly stripped him and his business partner, Burrell Haselrig, of a contract to build a post office in La Plata, Md., five years ago. When city attorneys were drawing up the conditions of the plea agreement, they counted on the slumlord’s having some of the $2.58 million to spend on overhauling 2922 Sherman Ave. But Haselrig is now contesting Stancil’s share of the settlement and holding up the funds. “This is not how I expected things to turn out,” says tenant Marsha Browne. “I’m disappointed.” —Annys Shin