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DC Council Vetoes Contract for Fenty's Frat Brother

Mayor's housing contractor pick loses contract to manage parks and rec construction



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    The D.C. City Council has voted to take away a contract from a company owned by one of the mayor's fraternity brothers.

    The council voted Tuesday to strip Banneker Ventures of the $5.7 million contract to manage the construction of several parks and recreation centers. The company is owned by Omar Karim, a fraternity brother of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

    The council was upset the deal was sent through the D.C. Housing Authority and was never forwarded to the council for review.

    The city's Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization and Department of Parks and Recreation will manage the projects instead.

    An attorney for Karim and his company's subcontractor says his clients will consider their legal options.