(WASHINGTON) — From drug possession to tax fraud, city officials in Washington, D.C., are notorious for being less than law abiding.
This week that cloud of corruption descended on Mayor Vincent Gray after a woman who worked closely with his campaign pled guilty to funneling money from a wealthy D.C. businessman into Gray’s 2010 mayoral campaign. While Gray has not been charged with a crime, the calls for him to resign over the campaign snafu are mounting.
Gray is running a city notorious for shady politicians. In the past four years half of D.C.’s top government officials have been under investigation by either federal authorities or the D.C. board of elections. Two have resigned, two have served prison time and two have been closely connected to staff members who pled guilty to felonies.
Gray has insisted he does not “think there’s widespread corruption here.”
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Eric Bradner, CNN
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