Former Mayoral Aide Could Get Sentencing Date Thursday

A former campaign aide to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray could receive a sentencing date.

Thomas Gore -- the acting treasurer for Gray's 2010 campaign against then-mayor Adrian Fenty -- is due in court Thursday for a status conference.

Last May, Gore pleaded guilty to making secret payments to another candidate and shredding records of the transactions. That candidate, Sulaimon Brown, was paid to stay in the race and make negative comments about Fenty.

Gore is one of three Gray campaign aides who have pleaded guilty to felonies.

The investigation is ongoing and Gore is cooperating, which is why prosecutors have asked a judge to delay sentencing. Gore faces up to a year and a half in prison under federal guidelines, but cooperation could earn him a reduced sentence.


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