Audit Finds D.C.'s Approval Of Online Gambling Was Legal | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Audit Finds D.C.'s Approval Of Online Gambling Was Legal

The D.C. Inspector General is expected to release a report this week clearing the D.C. Council of illegal conduct when members voted to legalize online gaming and selected a new lottery vendor. 

According to the Washington Post, a draft report from the IG shows that the office found insufficient evidence that council members "acted improperly or violated standards of conduct" during the lottery deal. 

But the report raises questions about the actions of the office of D.C. chief financial officer Natwar Gandhi for adding provisions on online gambling to the lottery contract after bidding had closed. It recommends the council more clearly define the purpose of its contract review powers.

Gandhi's office completed a second solicitation after the Council rejected the first awarded contract. 

NPR

Getting A Tattoo Is An Unlikely Rite Of Passage For This Teen

Commentator Katie Davis helped with an unlikely coming of age ceremony for a young man she mentored and tutored for years. She took him to get his first tattoo.
NPR

There Are 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Than 25 Years Ago

That's the good news. The bad news is that there are still 795 million people who don't get enough to eat — and enough nutrients in their food.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Candidates Spending Big On Consultants, Postage

The political consultants need to get paid, and that direct mail needs postage. Then there's the website and the campaign staff. These are the things candidates in the upcoming Virginia primary are spending big money on.
NPR

Threatened Online? Supreme Court Says Prosecutors Must Prove Intent

Justices declined to delineate exactly what sort of evidence could prove that an online post — such as "took all the strength I had not to ... slit her throat" — was intended to spark fear.

Leave a Comment

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