Free-spending D.C. Housing Finance Authority executive director Harry Sewell might have finally lost access to his agency credit card. Sewell has been placed on administrative leave, according to a spokesman for his agency.
Sewell’s leave, first reported earlier today by the Washington Business Journal, comes after LL reported on his cavalier attitude toward his agency credit card. He racked up charges totaling $136,333 between Dec. 2006 and April 2013, including $2,275 for Wizards tickets and $1,310 at a Miami Beach nightclub.
Sewell has hired high-profile Washington defense attorney Billy Martin, who’s previously worked for the likes of athletes Allen Iverson and Michael Vick, and “wide stance” ex-Sen. Larry Craig. Neither Sewell nor his attorney responded to requests for comment. DCHFA spokesman Lee Whack declined to comment on whether the agency is paying for Martin’s services.
If Sewell’s leave ends up becoming permanent, he could still manage to get a little more money from DCHFA. According to his contract with the agency, obtained by LL through a Freedom of Information Act request, Sewell is due more than six months’ worth of salary if he’s terminated.
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