Attorney General Peter J. Nickles said he sees no wrongdoing in the repairs completed at the home of D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) -- a story first reported in the Washington Times on Wednesday.
"I don't think I read a serious allegation there. I call it like I see them. I'm not speaking on anyone's behalf," Nickles said Thursday morning, a day after the fallout for Gray.
WCS Construction, a company owned by megadeveloper Chris Smith, a friend of Gray's, provided repairs and architectural services to the chairman beginning in July.
Gray said he paid more than $10,000 for the work. Smith also owns William C. Smith & Co., one of the region's development leaders.
"There's no indication of quid pro quo, except innuendo," Nickles said. "It's just a bunch of isolated facts put together."
-- Nikita Stewart