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Judge again orders records turned over to Nichols

City Auditor Deborah K. Nichols said Monday that she is looking forward to receiving records from Anacostia Waterfront Corporation and the National Capital Revitalization Corporation, two now-defunct agencies that once served as the city's development arms.

"We've won round two," she said.

Superior Court Judge Eugene Hamilton once again ordered the administration of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to hand over the records. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles had requested a stay while he appealed Hamilton's ruling.

Nichols took her fight to court after she issued a subpoena to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development for the records and Attorney General Peter J. Nichols rejected her subpoena as being too broad.

Though Hamilton ruled in Nichols' favor on Oct. 6, Nickles filed a motion for a stay pending appeals with Hamilton and the Court of Appeals a week later.

Nichols said she expects the Court of Appeals to also rule in her favor.

-- Nikita Stewart

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 2, 2009; 1:21 PM ET
Categories:  City Hall Aides , Economic Development , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Why doesn't Nickles want her to have the records? What's in them. Every day in every way, Nickles looks like Corruption's Enabler.

Posted by: Burkeo | November 2, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Debra Nichols reputation as a fair and deliberate auditor precedes Nickles appointment. She does her job well and his delay tactics to impede her from doing the job she is paid to do cast a yet even darker cloud of suspicion on Fenty Administration financial activities.

I presume that, as in the Pershing Park case, documents are being destroyed as we speak.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | November 2, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Great Job D. Nichols!!!

Posted by: missboo | November 2, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Burkeo, HE IS corruption's enabler.

Posted by: starclimber9 | November 2, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

somebody get this lady to run for Mayor.

Posted by: oknow1 | November 2, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

GO DEBORAH NICHOLS!! I am SO GLAD you won both of the two rounds!!

Posted by: southyrndiva | November 2, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Deborah Nichols is willing to fight for DC citizens! You go girl!

Posted by: DCWatcher3 | November 2, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

It's something very big and when the CFO refuses to hand over documents we have a problem larger than we know. I respect Deborah Nichols. That girl has huztpah!!!

Posted by: candycane1 | November 3, 2009 7:32 AM | Report abuse

I really am anxious to see what comes out of this. Deborah Nichols could just be getting ready to save the city! The Attorney General has given everyone a lot of nerve to decide to withhold information!!

Posted by: southyrndiva | November 3, 2009 7:59 AM | Report abuse

Why is Nickles still AG? His office has botched so many cases. Not to mention he's basically Fenty's lap dog. We need an INDEPENDENT AG, not a rubber stamp for the mayor's office.

Posted by: thadude33 | November 4, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

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