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Over the last three years, scandal and controversy have descended upon D.C. City Hall. Three Council members have pleaded guilty to felonies, and two of them have been forced to resign. At the same, three people associated with Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 mayoral campaign have pleaded guilty to participating in a straw donation campaign orchestrated by D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who himself has come under scrutiny by federal investigators. Government advocates have pushed for broad campaign finance reforms and a strong ethical framework, to limited success.
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Another Thompson Associate Set To Plead Guilty In Straw Donation Scheme

Stanley Straughter, an associate of D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson, will plead guilty on Monday to making straw political donations to local and federal candidates.
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Prosecutors Want Former Gray Campaign Aide To Serve Six Months

Thomas Gore, a former campaign aide to Mayor Vince Gray, pleaded guilty to funneling money to a minor mayoral candidate to attack then-incumbent Adrian Fenty.

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Ex-Associate Of D.C. Businessman Pleads Guilty To $160,000 In Straw Donations

Lee Calhoun pleaded guilty today to making $160,000 worth of straw political donations to local and federal candidates over the course of a decade at the behest of D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson.

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Associate Of D.C. Businessman To Plead Guilty To Making Straw Political Donations

Lee Calhoun, a former associate of the D.C. businessman at the center of a wide-ranging investigation into D.C. corruption, is said to have made campaign contributions in the names of other people.

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Norton Ducks Questions On Campaign Money Linked To D.C. Businessman

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton isn't saying whether she'll return thousands in campaign contributions from D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who is accused of running a straw political donation scheme.
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D.C. Worker Charged With Policing City Officials Fails To Disclose Second Job

The general counsel of the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance failed to disclose his second job as a private attorney in Silver Spring as required by city law.

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Jeffrey Thompson Associate Charged In D.C. Corruption Case

A former employee of a D.C. businessman at the center of a federal corruption investigation has been charged with making straw political donations.

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D.C. Legislators Express Dismay Over Most Recent Scandal

D.C. legislators are reeling after former Council member Michael Brown pleaded guilty to bribery, saying that his actions keep a dark cloud over City Hall.

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Scandal: A Primer On Misdeeds By D.C. Elected Officials

It's been a tough three years in D.C. politics, with a number of elected officials being embroiled in some sort of scandal.

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Former D.C. Council Member Pleads Guilty To Bribery, Could Serve 37 Months

Former D.C. Council Member Michael Brown pleaded guilty to one count of bribery on Monday, agreeing to serve 37 months in prison.