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Before this morning, it looked as if D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi had pulled off one of the great escape acts of modern municipal times. Following the disclosure in November that people in his property tax office had been ripping off the city to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, this confident and persuasive man held onto his job. He did it with a just a dash of public regret, some arrogance, and something of an assist from Washington Post columnist Marc Fisher.
Now this: The Post reports this morning that servers from the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue, which falls under Gandhi’s purview, were found in a Columbia Height alley. No big surprise that the FBI is very interested in just what might be on those servers.
Any predictions on how Gandhi is going to get out of this jam?