Jeffrey Thompson Donations Extend To Virgin Islands | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Jeffrey Thompson Donations Extend To Virgin Islands

Play associated audio

A delegate to Congress has benefited from the extreme generosity of Washington businessman and government contractor Jeffrey Thompson, who's the subject of a federal investigation.

U.S. Virgin Island Delegate Donna Christensen received at least $37,000 from Thompson and his associates last year. More than half the money her campaign has received from individuals during the current election cycle can be linked to Thompson, who also bundled contributions for her in 2008.

Thompson's offices and home were searched last month by federal authorities investigating campaign finance in the District of Columbia, including Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign. He has since resigned from his accounting firm.

Thompson has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

The Christensen campaign said in a statement that it's following news coverage of Thompson and "will take any such action with respect to his contributions as may later prove appropriate."

NPR

WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time

Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
NPR

Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
NPR

Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.
NPR

Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)

Leave a Comment

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