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Ex-councilmember's chief of staff faces tax charge

Thursday - 7/18/2013, 3:10pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The former chief of staff to an imprisoned ex-D.C. councilmember is facing a tax charge related to her use of city grant money to pay for an inaugural ball.

Ayawna Webster was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors filed a criminal information, a document that usually signals a guilty plea.

Webster was the chief of staff to Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., who resigned last year after pleading guilty to embezzling $350,000 in city funds. Thomas is serving a 3
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