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Judge Orders City to Provide Records to Auditor

Superior Court Senior Judge Eugene Hamilton ordered the city Wednesday to give D.C. Auditor Deborah K. Nichols "direct, unrestricted access to all documents" involving former quasi-government agencies that were independent but had city-appointed leadership.

They were disbanded more than two years ago, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development took over their deals.

Nichols had served the city with a subpoena for the records but was rejected by Attorney General Peter J. Nickles who said her subpoena was too broad.

Nichols said the administration of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) frequently blocks her efforts to get information for her investigations so Hamilton's ruling was welcomed. "I'm just happy," she said. "This is a start."

Nickles, however, said he planned to appeal. "We've got some serious issues," he said. "We're going to look to stay this."

-- Nikita Stewart

By Anne Bartlett  |  October 7, 2009; 5:29 PM ET
Categories:  Nikita Stewart  
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Here we go again, the attorney general and his above the law actions again. Even the judges ae getting tired of this Fenty administration. Peter Nickles will forever think he's above the law but it's catching up to him now. What's questionable involves Mrs. Fenty. uhmmmm

Posted by: candycane1 | October 7, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Let's just try and count how many Times Nickels appeals when they don't get there way.

Like spoiled children. You get spanked and punished when you misbehave, which is always....the tide is turning against the Fenty dictatorship, enough already with the antics of Fenty and Nickles.

Posted by: winston61 | October 7, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

I do agree

Posted by: craigspr | October 7, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Judge Hamilton, Peter Nickles just said F U.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | October 7, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Somehow I dont think they're going to turn them over as easy... they never seem to comply with court orders the first - second - or third time around.

Posted by: missboo | October 8, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

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