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D.C. Council holds fourth hearing on recreation funding dispute

The D.C. Council's fourth hearing on the controversial construction contracts that were routed through the D.C. Housing Authority is underway.

Jacquelyn Glover, a program manager in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, has been a highly anticipated witness.

She testified that she once interviewed with Banneker Ventures, the firm owned by the mayor's fraternity brother and friend Omar Karim. Her resume appeared in Banneker's bid package on an unrelated project.

She said the resume was included without her permission. She said she has never worked for Banneker.

Glover, who was one of five panelists who picked Banneker to oversee the construction of several recreational facilities, also testified that her score sheet was lost.
She said she filled out another one with identical scores.

Meanwhile, Omar Karim and partners Sean and Thomas Regan were issued council subpoenas to appear. They declined based on their schedules and a concern that the subpoenas were overly broad, according to letter to Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) from A. Scott Bolden, Karim's attorney.

-- Nikita Stewart

By Anne Bartlett  |  December 2, 2009; 5:12 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty  
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