Campaign Payments Nab 2nd Gray Aide; Howard Brooks Pleads Guilty, Says He Lied to FBI
Byline: Tom Howell Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A second aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign pleaded guilty Thursday to lying about furtive payments he made to another candidate and in the process revealed that there were at least several thousand dollars in unattributed donations to the Gray team.
Howard L. Brooks, 64, who worked on the Gray campaign's finances, admitted that he lied five times during a meeting with FBI agents on April 6, 2011, when he claimed he had not given minor mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown a series of money orders totaling $2,810 in the summer of 2010.
He also signed the name of a friend on $2,000 in money orders that were donated to the Gray campaign and lied to federal agents when he said he used his own money to make a separate, $2,000 donation to the Gray campaign.
Brooks pleaded guilty to making a false statement, an offense punishable by up to …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Campaign Payments Nab 2nd Gray Aide; Howard Brooks Pleads Guilty, Says He Lied to FBI. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 25, 2012. Page number: A16. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.