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City Goes After Companies in Alleged Defrauding of Black Churches

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Attorney General Peter J. Nickles have scheduled a news conference at 9 a.m. to discuss the city's lawsuit alleging that five companies defrauded at least 30 Washington area congregations of hundreds of thousands of dollars through a computer equipment scam that has spread to at least 20 states.

The press conference is set for Mt. Horeb Baptist Church at 2914 Bladensburg Rd NE.

"They didn't go after rich people," Nickles said. "They went after African American churches who really need the funds to help the poor and the needy, and we are not going to put up with this."

Read Hamil R. Harris's full report.

By Marcia Davis  |  April 10, 2009; 7:26 AM ET
Categories:  City Life , Crime and Public Safety , Mayor Fenty  
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Approving gay marriage is a risk to losing his religious base and he's already alienated most black voters. This strategy is nothing more than an attempt to kill two birds with one stone.

Posted by: starclimber9 | April 10, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I too agree, don't be fooled. Fenty and Nickles are gonna go on a "we are the world" public relations campaign over the next few weeks. So do expect to see double the Fenty press conferences on much ado about nothing, a new street sign, kissing a baby or a senior citizen here and there, and/or a random ribbon cutton for a project that will never see completion. Fenty's already taken enough credit for projects that former Mayor Williams' administration gave life to.

Okie dokie, Fenty and Nickles you're saving "black" churches from fraud, where were you with the fraud of city funds in the office of technology or when you're boy Mo' was sending city property to a resort in the Dominican Republic in exchange for free hotel rooms for he and his homies???

You've pissed black voters off at the highest pissitivity so give it up, they ain't voting ya. And now you're in THE WASHINGTON POST admitting that you kicked it with Mo' a convicted felon and awarded Mo' and his crew millions of dollars in city grant me bruh, you've lost the white folks with that one too.

FYI, you have a huuuuuge leak in the bullpen, you should look to getting it fixed.

Posted by: bullpen2010 | April 11, 2009 11:40 PM | Report abuse

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