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Key Witnesses Fail To Testify At D.C. Council Hearing On Hiring Practices

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Sulaimon Brown, the former mayoral candidate at the heart of a scandal involving the Gray administration, showed up Thursday at the Wilson Building but refused to enter the room and told reporters the hearing was a "witch hunt."

Staff to Council Member Mary Cheh quickly put together a subpoena to serve him but Brown left the building before that could happen.

Brown claims he was paid money and promised a job by the Gray campaign to verbally attack then-mayor Fenty during the race.

And the man Brown claims gave him envelopes of cash, campaign consultant Howard Brooks, also failed to show up Thursday -- even though he was also on the witness list.

Others did show up to testify, including some of the children of Gray officials and advisors who were hired, as well as Rochelle Webb, the former head of employment services who was fired last week.

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