Grand Jury Investigates Gray Campaign | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Grand Jury Investigates Gray Campaign

Play associated audio
Sulaimon Brown claims that the campaign of Mayor Vincent Gray engaged him in a quid-pro-quo scheme during the 2010 election season. A grand jury is now investigating those allegations, according to NBC4.
Patrick Madden
Sulaimon Brown claims that the campaign of Mayor Vincent Gray engaged him in a quid-pro-quo scheme during the 2010 election season. A grand jury is now investigating those allegations, according to NBC4.

The federal grand jury investigation comes after a series of hearings at the D.C. Council probing whether Gray's 2010 mayoral campaign compensated former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown for his support of Gray during the campaign.

Gray has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, and his attorney, Robert Bennett, tells NBC4's Tom Sherwood that Gray has not appeared before a grand jury.

Brown claims that Gray's campaign paid him to attack then Mayor Adrian Fenty, during the campaign. The quid-pro-quo scheme has also been connected to Brown's placement in a $110,000 per year position with the D.C. government -- from which he was fired in February.

When Brown testified before the council, he also made claims that Gray himself had knowledge of the payoff.

The grand jury investigation won't necessarily lead to an indictment, according to the NBC report.

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

WAMU 88.5

Second Annual Funk Parade To Take Over U Street

This weekend you can get funky on U Street with live music, a street festival and a parade, as tomorrow marks the second Funk Parade. Funk Parade organizers couldn't get a permit to march down U Street last year, but the crowd veered off V Street anyway to where co-founder Justin Rood always...
NPR

How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
NPR

Obama Administration Forced To Defend Strategy Against ISIS In Iraq

On this Memorial Day, the Obama administration finds itself defending its foreign policy strategy in Iraq where the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has captured the city of Ramadi.
NPR

In California, Technology Makes "Droughtshaming" Easier Than Ever

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.