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Jeffrey Thompson is alleged to have backed a secret effort to help the 2010 mayoral campaign of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, in addition to funding straw donor schemes.


Jeffrey Thompson associates sentenced to probation in D.C. ‘straw donor’ scheme

(Uncredited / AP)

Consultant, employee of Thompson’s ex-firm cooperated in U.S. ‘shadow’ campaign probe


Sentencing hearing delayed for ‘shadow campaign’ figure Jeanne Clarke Harris

(Cliff Owen / Associated Press)

Harris, ally of Jeffrey Thompson, awaits punishment in 2010 Vincent Gray campaign probe.


Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign driver can pull out of plea deal in shadow campaign case, judge says

(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)

Mark H. Long objected to uneven punishment for the defendants.


Case against ex-D.C. mayor Gray stalled over claims key witness had credibility issue

(Cliff Owen / AP)

Investigation focused on ages of witness’s sexual partners to determine if crime was committed.


Former Gray aide Reuben Charles pleads guilty to tax charge

(Alex Brandon / AP)

The onetime fundraiser and transition chief for former mayor Vincent C. Gray faces up to a year in prison.


Judge sentences former Ward 1 D.C. Council candidate to 60 days in jail and $10,000 fine

“My campaign was not a fraud. Jeff Thompson was a fraud,” Jeff Smith says in court.


Former D.C. council candidate to be sentenced Thursday for violating city’s campaign fund rules

Jeff Smith is scheduled to be sentenced after pleading guilty to accepting $140,00 during his failed 2010 council bid.


Former D.C. council candidate Kelvin Robinson pleads guilty in campaign finance scheme

(H/O / Courtesty of Kelvin J. Robinson)

Kelvin Robinson admits conspiring with businessman to conceal thousands in campaign contributions.


Judge ordered prosecutors to publicly name Mayor Vincent C. Gray in plea hearing

Gray was named during a plea hearing for Jeffrey E. Thompson, the “shadow campaign” financier.


For Muriel Bowser, it’s unite and conquer

(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

The D.C. mayoral hopeful says she represents the bridge that voters are looking for in a city of haves and have-nots.

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