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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.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  May 21, 2009; 4:06 PM ET
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i bet Nickles is subleasing somewhere and his wife/partner hasn't moved with him.

Posted by: oknow1 | May 21, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Unbeleivable. If Nickles had nothing to hide, he'd surely share the information on this missing front page.....

Posted by: Postnote01 | May 21, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

He as much said that at his confirmation hearing. He said that he would "buy a condo or something and pay district taxes." He never said he would live there. He thinks he's above the law and I want the law to work and stick it to him like he's sticking it to us.

Posted by: candycane1 | May 21, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Nickels has and is abusing the “power” vested in him! As the District’s Attorney General, he has redefined his fiduciary duties to include only himself and his GodBOY Fenty---screw the residents of the District of Columbia.

Dorothy Brizill reported today that,"the FDS form for 2009 filers was changed to delete all personal information at Attorney General Nickles request.”

Nader, Nickels is a crafty bastard and your artillery has to include more than a primitive FIOA request to outfox him.

Posted by: dcnatives | May 21, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

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