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DC Inspector General Recuses Office In Gray-Brown Investigation

10:58 PM, Mar 9, 2011   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- DC's inspector general has recused his office in the investigation into Sulaimon Brown's claims about the Vincent Gray mayoral campaign in 2010.

In a statement Wednesday night, DC Inspector General Charles Willoughby says on Monday DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown asked the Office of Inspector General to investigate Sulaimon Brown's allegations regarding the mayor's campaign.

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Willoughby states he already recused himself from participation in such an investigation "because of a January, 2011, meeting I had with Suliamon Brown pursuant to his mistaken belief that there was an OIG auditor vacancy."

Willoughby clarifies in the statement the job position had been filled in June 2010, but the posting had remained on the DC Department Of Human Resources website.

The DC inspector general goes on to say he doesn't think the meeting presents a conflict of interest, but to be on the safe side, he has determined the OIG will not investigate Brown's allegations and has recused himself from the matter.  

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia also released a statement Wednesday night. It read: 

The U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI are aware of allegations, including information appearing in the media, involving the 2010 mayoral race in the District of Columbia. The U.S. Attorney's Office takes these concerns seriously and is working with the FBI to assess the matter.  

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