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Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 03/05/2009

Not Just Dubai: Fenty Got 'Donation' from China, Too

Mayor Fenty raised questions when he returned from an unannounced week-long trip to Dubai last month, then revealed that the United Arab Emirates government paid for his trip (though not for his wife's and kids' expenses). Turns out, the city also received a monetary "donation" from the UAE government.

That's not all. City Hall watchers might remember that Fenty went to China for the Olympics last summer. Sources now tell D.C. Wire that the same arrangement took place for that trip -- with the Chinese paying a financial gift to the city (and also possibly covering Fenty's expenses).

We're told that D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles is preparing a report that will disclose the amounts of money involved, which apparently totals tens of thousands of dollars between the two trips. That report could be ready by Friday or early next week, sources said.

Nickles declined to comment this evening.

By David A Nakamura  |  07:10 PM ET, 03/05/2009

Categories:  Mayor Fenty

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