Federal agents raided the home and offices of a prominent government contractor and political donor Friday night, but have neither made arrests or filed charges.
The Washington Postreports that federal authorities targeted Jeffrey E. Thompson in the evening raids. Thompson is the owner of Chartered Health Plan, the largest contractor in the District of Columbia. Government officials told the Post that the U.S. Attorney's office has ordered D.C. Attorney General Irvin b. Nathan to preserve all documents related to Chartered Health, which holds a Medicaid managed-care contract with the city.
Thompson has reportedly raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for elected officials in D.C., as have his partners, companies, and employees. The Post reports that Thompson has personally contributed more than $200,000 to federal campaigns and committees.
Thompson also reportedly donated thousands of dollars to current D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. A Post report last summer found that Gray's campaign had accepted several large cash donations -- well over the city's $25 limit -- and exchanged them for money orders. Many of these contributions were made by Thompson's firms, relatives of employees, or people with ties to Thompson.
The investigation is ongoing.