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Breaking news this morning: Attorney General Peter Nickles is suing super-developer Don Peebles for allegedly trying to bill the city for $1.2 million in “improper charges,” some of which included “political contributions and champagne and valet parking for a Miami fundraiser,” the AG’s office says in a statement.
The complaint says Peebles’ MLK corporation, which owns and leases office space to the city at 2100 Martin Luther King Blvd, improperly billed the city for political donations, including donations made to Councilmembers Marion Barry, Michael A. Brown and Jack Evans.
LL will update in a bit, after he gets his morning round-up done. Worth remembering: Peebles nearly ran against Still Mayor/Nickles boss Adrian Fenty in the primary, so there’s bound to be accusations that this whole thing has something to do with—gasp!—politics. Stay tuned!