Fire Truck Employees Get Lawyers
Deputy Fire Chief Ronald E. Gill Jr. and property disposal specialist Robin Booth - the two employees involved in the city's controversial donation of surplus property to a town in the Dominican Republic - will be represented by well-connected law firms, according to Attorney General Peter J. Nickles.
Nickles said in a letter to council members that the city has arranged the pro bono legal representation.
Nickles has stalled the city's response to D.C. Council subpoenas to depose the two employees. Nickles explained the latest development in a letter delivered yesterday and addressed to Council members Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Phil Mendelson (D-At Large), who are leading a probe into the donation.
Booth will be represented by Venable, paid millions in city funds to represent the District in land deals around Nationals' Park. Covington & Burlington, Nickles's former employer, will represent Gill.
The council members will now deal with attorneys from those firms in the matter.
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