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Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is celebrating his one-year anniversary in the Wilson Building today, but there’s one newly ex-staffer who won’t be there: community affairs coordinator Tim Clark. Clark got the boot yesterday after McDuffie discovered that he’d inappropriately spent $252.07 from the Ward 5 councilmember’s constituent services fund.

A press release from McDuffie’s office describes the errant expenses coming up in a “routine, internal review” of the fund. McDuffie’s release doesn’t name the staffer, but Clark tells the Post that he spent the money on two bar tabs. He tells the Post he understands why McDuffie fired him, and promises to resign his spot on a Ward 5 advisory neighborhood commission spot while he’s at it.

He might want to hold back on the confessions, though, because the police are getting involved. McDuffie has referred Clark’s bar bills to the Metropolitan Police Department on the advice of the Office of Campaign Finance, McDuffie spokesman Darrell Jackson tells LL.

Wesley Williams, a spokesman for OCF, says OCF has launched its own review of Clark’s spending.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery