Audit Finds DC Earmarks Went to Troubling Non-profits
dcogcadmin | December 21, 2009
A new report from D.C. Auditor Deborah Nichols has found that the D.C.
A new report from D.C. Auditor Deborah Nichols has found that the D.C. Council doled out millions in earmarks to non-profit organizations that were delinquent on taxes, had failed to register with the city, or spent the money on salaries and administrative expenses rather than on the services they were supposed to provide. The investigation was spurred by the revelation earlier this year that Councilmember Marion Barry had designated funds for an organization run by his girlfriend. The audit found that there was no review process in place for organizations that received Council earmarks — the Council has since suspended the practice of granting such earmarks. The Examiner