D.C. Attorney General Offers Compromise In Corruption Probe | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Attorney General Offers Compromise In Corruption Probe

Play associated audio

D.C.'s attorney general is offering a compromise in his fight with federal prosecutors over the ongoing probe into city government corruption.

The U.S. Attorney's office wants the city to turn over records that deal with the Gray administration's decision to pay a $7.5 million settlement to a company once owned by Jeffrey Thompson, the former Medicaid contractor at the center of a federal investigation and the man described in court records as the alleged funder of the illegal "shadow campaign" that helped Gray in 2010.

D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan had refused to hand over the records, citing attorney-client privilege.

Now, in letter to the feds, Nathan says he would allow a judge to review the documents in question to decide whether they should be turned over.

Nathan says there is nothing remotely incriminating in the documents and that federal prosecutors have failed to show "a single scintilla of evidence" that anyone in the D.C. government committed a crime in connection with the settlement.

NPR

Louis C.K. On Life And Standup: 'I Live In Service For My Kids'

The star of the FX series Louie talks about the pain of his first-ever open mic experience and the "massive gift" of taking care of others before himself.
NPR

How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.
NPR

Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign logo was snickered at. But it's shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.
NPR

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

Leave a Comment

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