A judge has ordered Mayor Vince Gray and Councilmembers Jack Evans and Jim Graham to sit for a deposition related to the messy way the council awarded the city’s lucrative lottery contract.

Former CFO contracting officer Eric Payne is suing the city, saying he was wrongfully fired after raising questions about political interference in the lotto process. According to Payne, a judge just ruled this afternoon that Gray, Graham and Evans will have to testify about what went down with the lottery contract.

Payne, you’ll recall, secretly taped a conversation with a superior who said that Graham was on a “personal vendetta” and the awarding of the lotto contract for Graham and Gray was “all personal.”