Ex-DC Mayor's One-Time Driver Due in Court

The one-time chauffeur for former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is due in court as a judge considers whether to let him back out of his guilty plea.

Mark Long pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge related to the illegal, $660,000 slush fund that helped Gray get elected in 2010. Court documents show Long was paid with illicit funds to serve as Gray's driver.

He has since argued that he was poorly represented and shouldn't face a longer prison sentence than the architects of the campaign-finance conspiracy. A judge will consider his motion during a hearing on Friday.

Gray, a Democrat, was not charged after the lengthy probe of his 2010 campaign. He lost his bid for re-election in 2014 and is now running for the D.C. Council.

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