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Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 05/13/2009

Nickles Says He's All Moved In

Attorney General Peter J. Nickles, whose residency has been a controversial issue, said he has lived in the city for a week now.

D.C. Council members and critics frequently asked about the attorney general's continued residence in his longtime Great Falls home despite a city law requiring mayoral appointees to live in the District.

The mayor officially nominated him to be the permanent attorney general last summer. But Nickles took his time about moving. He was the mayor's general counsel before he became attorney general and relocate to move despite the criticism of council members. At that time, he said the residency requirement did not apply to his general counsel position.

As attorney general, he has relented.

He said he moved into his undisclosed residence on May 5. "I'm not going to tell you," he said when asked where he was living.

"I have moved. I have a D.C. license plate. I have my picture on a D.C. license. I'm paying D.C. taxes," Nickles said.

Has his wife also moved?

Nickles chuckled. "Did my wife move?" he asked. "My wife has been a participant in the move. Is it perfect, no? It has furniture."

By Nikita R Stewart  |  05:58 PM ET, 05/13/2009

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