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Former Vince Gray campaign aide Thomas Gore was sentenced to six months in prison this morning for his role funneling money to fringe mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown, and then covering the scheme up.
Gore, who helped arrange payments to Brown and destroyed a notebook recording the transactions, will serve three years of probation when he gets out of prison.
And there’s more where that came from. In a press release about Gore, the FBI’s Valerie Parlave promises that her agency isn’t done with District corruption investigations.
“The FBI will continue to pursue public corruption cases in order to bring confidence to the citizens of the District of Columbia, who deserve government officials who are elected fairly and without scandal,” Parlave, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington field office, says in the statement.
Gore blamed his actions on his friendship with the mayor, with one person saying Gore was “lost in loyalty” to Gray.
Through a spokesman, the mayor declined to comment on Gore.
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