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A D.C. businessman under investigation for allegedly financing a secret $653,000 funding campaign for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010 allegedly also spent money on secret campaigns for seven other candidates for mayor and the D.C. Council.
The delegate to Congress from the U.S. Virgin Islands says she will give away "tainted" campaign contributions linked to a Washington businessman who's at the center of a wide-ranging federal investigation.
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The District of Columbia businessman suspected of funding a "shadow campaign" for Mayor Vincent Gray has left the accounting firm he founded.
The investigation into campaign finances in District politics heated up recently after several elected officials acknowledged their campaigns have received grand jury subpoenas from the Office of the U.S. Attorney. Other councilmembers who likely received subpoenas, but have refused to publicly say so, have come under fire for not publicly admitting their campaign was issued the same subpoena as the others.
The investigation into government corruption in the District took another turn on Tuesday as several D.C. councilmembers received subpoenas this week.
WTOP's Mark Segraves is tweeting what happens at the breakfast meeting and council meeting that follows, starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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