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D.C. Council Strips Mayor's Fraternity Brother Of Construction Contract

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By Rebecca Blatt

The D.C. City Council has voted to take away a contract from a company owned by one of Mayor Adrian Fenty's fraternity brothers.

Banneker Ventures was supposed to manage the construction of several parks and recreation centers in the district. But it's now been stripped of the $5.7 million contract.

The council was upset the deal was sent through the D.C. Housing Authority and was never forwarded to the council for review. The city's Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization and Department of Parks and Recreation will manage the projects instead.

An attorney for the owner of the company, Omar Karim, and one of his company's subcontractors says his clients will consider their legal options.

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