The son of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's former chief of staff has contradicted his mother's testimony about how he got a government job.
Gray fired chief of staff Gerri Mason Hall in March after a series of controversies relating to hiring. The children of several of Gray's top aides were given jobs after Gray took office in January. Among those was Hall's son.
Nicholas Hall testified last week in a closed session of a D.C. Council committee investigating Gray's hires. According to a transcript obtained by The Associated Press, Hall said he gave his resume to his mother after she suggested that he pursue a political appointment. He was then hired without an interview and later resigned.
Gerri Mason Hall testified that her son had submitted his resume through a government website.