Congress to Look into D.C. Hiring Allegations

May 5, 2011  |  

(Washington Post) — A congressional committee has launched an official probe into allegations by Sulaimon Brown, the fired D.C. government employee and former mayoral candidate who says that Mayor Vincent C. Gray promised him a job and that he received payments from two members of Gray’s campaign for attacks on then-Mayor Adrian M. Fenty last year.  Last week, staffers of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform reached out to Brown and others to learn more about the process city agencies were planning to use to investigate the allegations. But they were struck by the lack of cooperation from Gray campaign chairman Lorraine Green, campaign consultant Howard Brooks and Gerri Mason Hall, who was ousted Wednesday as Gray’s chief of staff, said committee spokesman Frederick R. Hill.

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