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From A to B: WAMU Lobbying Investigation

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Emeka Moneme, shown here in 2008 while serving as director of D.C.'s Department of Transportation.
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Emeka Moneme, shown here in 2008 while serving as director of D.C.'s Department of Transportation.

A few weeks ago, we shared the story of a Metro executive-turned-lobbyist who may have violated ethics rules. Now, new documents obtained by WAMU through public records requests show this lobbyist went further than originally thought in trying to set up a meeting with Metro staffers. David Schultz gets us up to date on the latest.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "I Got the Message by Men Without Hats from Greatest Hats]

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