Council to Share D.C. Mayoral Hires Report Aug. 24

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    The D.C. Council is preparing to share the findings of its investigation into Mayor Vincent Gray's hiring practices.

    Councilmember Mary Cheh announced Tuesday that a preliminary report on allegations of improper hiring will be released on Aug. 24.

    A Council committee is looking into allegations of nepotism, cronyism and inflated salaries in the early weeks of the Gray administration.

    Sulaimon Brown Accuses Gray Under Oath

    [DC] Sulaimon Brown Accuses Gray Under Oath
    Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown testifies before a D.C. Council committee looking into the mayor's hiring decisions.

    Former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown has said that Gray's campaign chairwoman and other aides gave him cash and promised him a job in exchange for bad-mouthing then-Mayor Adrian Fenty on the campaign trail.

    Cheh said Brown has not cooperated with a subpoena that seeks phone records and other materials from him. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Sept. 15, after which the committee may amend its report.

    Mayor Gray Ally Denies Corruption

    [DC] Mayor Gray Ally Denies Corruption
    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign chair testified under oath Friday that she did not promise a job in exchange for attacks on former Mayor Adrian Fenty.