Published on September 15th, 20120
Unraveling D.C.’s scandals
“Colby” King, the weekly columnist for The Washington Post , is out with an article highlighting an impending scandal involving the city’s Mayor, who is alleged to be involved in a ‘votes for jobs‘ scheme.
The D.C. corruption investigation led by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. has entered a new phase, which could be described as “We ask, you tell.”
How different today’s climate is from spring 2011.
That’s when mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown told The Post he had been paid during the 2010 Democratic mayoral primary by members of Vincent Gray’s campaign — chairwoman Lorraine Green and consultant Howard Brooks — to continue a verbal assault on incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in exchange for money and the promise of a city job.
The Gray campaign’s response at the time was dismissive.