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Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 02/28/2011

D.C. Council chair's SUV violated law

By Washington Post editors

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown "inappropriately requested" that District officials violate the law by providing him a leased Lincoln Navigator SUV that cost taxpayers $2,000 a month, Tim Craig reports over at the D.C. Wire.

According to a report issued this morning by D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), District law prohibits the leasing or buying of city vehicles that get less than 22 miles per gallon.

"The preliminary finding highlights many troubling signs and warrant an oversight hearing to specifically review in greater detail the decision-making process for official vehicle procurement and stewardship of public funds," the report concludes.

Check out the full report.

By Washington Post editors  | February 28, 2011; 10:25 AM ET
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Comments

Sweet! That was worth around $30,000 per year. I'm sure he gets free gas too. Well maybe he can trade it for a Lexus or something that gets a little bit better gas mileage. Those public servants sure know how to live.

Posted by: wonderingstevie | February 28, 2011 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Smh. The thing is we have four more years of Kwame Brown.

Posted by: lemonadedc | February 28, 2011 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Smh. The thing is we have four more years of Kwame Brown.

Posted by: lemonadedc | February 28, 2011 11:18 AM | Report abuse

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