Put a couple more days on the Vince Gray Investigation Clock, because new U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips isn’t ready to wrap up the case anytime soon. In court filings today, prosecutors moved court dates yet again for some of the 2010 shadow campaign’s biggest players.
With the investigation now more than 1,700 days old and Gray reportedly mulling a D.C. Council run, 2010 shadow campaign mastermind Jeff Thompson and operator Vernon Hawkins were scheduled to have hearings on Nov. 12.
But they can’t be sentenced until the federal investigation they’re cooperating with is over—and, per the new filings, it’s not done yet. Now the feds want to move status hearings for Hawkins and Thompson to December.
November might still see people in Thompson’s orbit in courtrooms, though. For now, hearings for Thompson cronies Mark Long and Kelvin Robinson are still scheduled for November 20.
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