Well, it was worth a shot. Despite requests from At-Large Councilmember and mayoral hopeful Vincent Orange, the Office of Campaign Finance says it still won’t publish the Vince Gray 2010 campaign audit that it finished in May 2012.

OCF finished a draft of the unreleased audit a year and a half ago, on May 15, 2012. But in a Jan. 28 letter to Orange, Gray, and government operations chair Kenyan McDuffie, Board of Elections chairwoman Deborah K. Nichols writes that the final audit can’t be produced until OCF gets evidence held by Ron Machen‘s U.S. Attorney’s Office. LL got a copy of the letter, which reads:

As OCF has consistently reported in its presentations before the Board, during our monthly meetings, the documentation required in order to complete the enlarged Audit is in the custody of another enforcement agency, the United States Attorney’s Office. Without access to this documentation, OCF cannot examine the physical evidence that is necessary to conclude its investigative process.

That’s not stopping Orange. He’ll introduce a symbolic resolution at Tuesday’s Council meeting calling on OCF to release the report.

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