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Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Shivan Sarna

Early Voting Days Away as Scandal Heats Up

Early Voting Days Away as Scandal Heats Up

The Democratic mayoral primary is 21 days away, and early voting starts in less than a week -- but to say things are getting complicated for incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray is a vast understatement. Read »

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Shadow Campaigning Watergate-style

Thies: Shadow Campaigning Watergate-style

The campaign finance scandal that has engulfed District politics for the past two years has gone national. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Campaign Finance Probe Like a Leaky Faucet

Sherwood: Campaign Finance Probe Like a Leaky Faucet

Like an unrepaired leaky faucet, the federal probe into illegal campaigning and D.C. government corruption is turning into a stream of convictions and court actions. Read »

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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By Ben Nuckols
      

Pa. Man Pleads Guilty in D.C. Campaign Finance Probe

A Philadelphia businessman admitted Monday that he was reimbursed for at least $132,600 in political contributions, the most recent plea to result from a widening campaign finance scandal involving a Washington... Read »

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

2 More D.C. Pols Find Tainted Campaign Donations

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker reveal they found tainted donations contributed to their campaigns from people associated with businessman Jeffrey... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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By Tom Sherwood
      

Thompson 'Insider' Charged in Fake Campaign Donations Case

This week, we could we be entering a new phase of the long-running investigation into Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign for mayor. Read »

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Insight Into Ongoing Gray Investigation

Sherwood: Insight Into Ongoing Gray Investigation

A sliver of a new development in the ongoing criminal probe of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign provides insight into why prosecutors can't just get the case over. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 10:42 AM
      

Machen: 2010 Mayoral Election 'Corrupted'

A campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has admitted in federal court that Gray was elected in 2010 with the aid of hundreds of thousands of dollars in illicit campaign funds from a D.C. businessman. Read »

Monday, Jul 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

More D.C. Campaign Charges Filed

More D.C. Campaign Charges Filed

Federal prosecutors have charged another person in the ongoing criminal investigation into the 2010 campaign of Mayor Vincent Gray. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: This Is a Recipe for Scandal

Thies: This Is a Recipe for Scandal

Take a lot of questionable money, spread it around numerous elected officials, add a touch of Hollywood, sprinkle in some Caribbean island intrigue, and bake at 400 degrees during a heated election season. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
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