City Paper is not for tourists
After Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi gave his speech to the Anacostia Coordinating Council, LL and Post reporter David Nakamura followed the man outside to an awaiting 15-passenger van, hoping to get a little more out of the now tight-lipped bean counter.
Not much luck. He declined to give any meaningful response when Nakamura asked him for a response to Congress’s decision to nix his pay raise.
LL asked Gandhi if he had any regrets not taking the lucrative Amtrak job he’d been offered earlier in the year. His response: “That’s all gone now.”
But Gandhi implied during his speech that he’d had other job offers since the scandal broke, and LL asked if he would expand on that. “You know,” he started, “That’s part of being a financial officer…”
At that point, former Ward 8 Councilmember Sandra Allen appeared and gave Gandhi a convenient out. “Hi Sandy!” Gandhi said, walking away from the reporters.