Vincent Gray has a host of reasons to run for re-election as Washington’s mayor — and one big reason not to. The first-term Democrat can highlight successes including a booming real estate market, a rapidly expanding population and reductions in violent crime in the nation’s capital. But a long-running federal investigation of corruption in city politics looms over a potential re-election campaign for Gray.
A judge has agreed not to set a sentencing date for a former campaign aide to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray.
A former campaign aide to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation for lying to investigators about under-the-table payments from the Gray campaign to another candidate.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray said Wednesday that he still believes he’s the best person to lead the city despite revelations that he was elected with the help of a $650,000 in illicit funds, and he said he has no plans to resign.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign routinely paid day laborers $100 in cash — twice the legal limit — to tout Gray outside polling places, and the payments were later referred to on campaign finance reports as “consulting fees” paid to campaign staff members and volunteers, according to a review by The Associated Press.
A second former aide to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray was charged Wednesday with a federal offense arising from Gray’s 2010 campaign and intends to plead guilty, a day after another aide’s guilty plea revealed the use of underhanded tactics to get Gray elected.
The director of the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency has resigned after a court-appointed monitor delivered a mixed review of the agency’s progress.