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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.

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