Happy Monday, all! Hope you had a great weekend. Mayor Vince Gray likely did not, as the Post published a lengthy piece on Saturday about a federal investigation into “irregularities” in his campaign, including L’Affaire Sulaimon and possible cash issues. Reports Nikita Stewart:
The criminal probe began after onetime mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown alleged in March that he was paid by the Gray campaign to disparage then-Mayor Adrian M. Fenty during last year’s Democratic primary. Brown also claims that the Gray campaign promised him a city job in return for his political attacks on Fenty.
In addition to Brown’s allegations, investigators are examining possible irregularities in money-order donations to Gray’s campaign, some of which appear to have violated city campaign regulations, the sources said.
The mayor and senior campaign staff members have denied any wrongdoing related to either Brown’s allegations or the money-order donations.
Still, the Post devotes many more inches to describing federal activities and questions about the Gray campaign’s story.
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