Nader Group Wants Answers About Nickles
The litigation arm of Public Citizen, the nonprofit consumer advocacy group founded by perennial presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 1971, has filed Freedom of Information Law request to get the residency of Attorney General Peter J. Nickles.
Nickles has not revealed where he is living, just that he is living within District borders. He said he moved earlier this month from his Great Falls home.
Paul Alan Levy, an attorney with the nonprofit, said he was intrigued by the local controversy and decided that the group should get involved. "I've sort of been chewing on the fact that this person lives in a fancy suburb...or did live there," Levy said.
The attorney general is supposed to reside in the city by law. The FOIL request asks the city to provide everything from expense reports to voting registration to telephone records showing that he's made calls from his new D.C. digs.
"Let's see what the documents show," Levy said.
An easy way to discover Nickles' address would have been to look at his disclosure form, which had to be filed by May 15.
But Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) said he has been told that he cannot see the first page of the disclosure form since it has the address on it. Mendelson is protesting.
Updated: 4:43 P.M.
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