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Gray Calls For Fenty To Fire D.C.'s Attorney General

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By Patrick Madden

D.C. Council Chair and mayoral candidate Vincent Gray is calling on Mayor Adrian Fenty to fire the city's attorney general. This afternoon, the Vince Gray for Mayor campaign released a statement calling for the removal of Attorney General Peter Nickles.

In it, Gray says Nickles "inappropriately politicized" his role as the city's top lawyer and "facilitated" the mayor's cronyism -- and highlights several incidents, including a recent settlement with Banneker Ventures, a firm that has close ties to Fenty and became embroiled in a contracting scandal.

Reached by cell phone, Nickles fires back, dismissing Gray's accusations and calling the statement "trumped up charges in the middle of a campaign."

"There is no cronyism", Nickles says. "Its a false political attack and I think the heat got to the chairman."

Nickels says there is absolutely no way he will step down.

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