WASHINGTON — D.C. elected officials and friends of former Mayor Vincent Gray are responding to the decision by federal prosecutors to end the long-running investigation into Gray’s successful 2010 election campaign.
The investigation has yielded 12 guilty pleas on charges that range from making false statements to conspiracy to fraud. U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips, who stepped into the post earlier this year, said there that the four-year investigation was over and no more charges would be filed. Gray’s name was not mentioned.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser
“The U.S. Attorney is responsible for bringing cases and securing justice. The new U.S. Attorney for the District has concluded that justice has been secured with seven convictions in the 2010 Gray mayoral campaign and a dozen in total.
It is not my job to question his actions but to continue to do the job that the residents elected me to do: expand opportunity to more DC residents. And that’s what we do — not just today but every day.”
Councilman Jack Evans, D-Ward 2
Mary Cheh, D- Ward 3