WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Turns Over Documents In Ongoing Corruption Probe

Play associated audio

D.C.'s attorney general says he has turned over documents to the U.S. Attorney's office relating to a settlement between the city and a former Medicaid contractor at the center of a federal investigation into D.C. government corruption.

Attorney General Irvin Nathan says he will release records relating to a $7.5 million settlement between the district and D.C. Chartered Health Plan. The former owner of the company is Jeffrey Thompson, the man alleged to be behind the $650,000 dollar "shadow campaign" to help elect Mayor Gray in 2010.

Neither Thompson nor the mayor have been charged with any wrongdoing, but four people associated with Gray's 2010 campaign have pleaded guilty to various crimes and prosecutors are continuing their investigation.

For months, Nathan and federal prosecutors have been fighting over whether to turn over documents relating to the settlement, which centered around reimbursement rates.

Nathan has said it would violate client-attorney privilege, but the two sides appeared to have reached a compromise.

NPR

Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
NPR

Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

NPR

Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, star and waves.

Leave a Comment

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