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Today on Kojo, Ward One’s councilmember candidates held a spirited debate. Near the end of the hour, a caller asked incumbent Councilmember Jim Graham about his ties to ex-staffer Ted Loza. Last fall, Loza was indicted on bribery charges. We wrote about their complicated and troubling relationship after Loza was indicted. But Graham has been relatively quiet on the subject if not downright supportive of Loza at community forums. Today, Graham said Loza will get his day in court. And he said this:

“I run a really tight ship…I’m a hands-on councilmember…Everybody has experienced somebody who has done something they were not aware of.”

*file photo by Darrow Montgomery.