DC Chief Judge Accused Of Using Office For Private Gain

Law360, Los Angeles (February 6, 2014, 9:16 PM EST) -- A District of Columbia ethics board on Thursday slapped the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings' top judge, an ex-partner at Wiley Rein LLP, with a violation notice alleging she facilitated a $43,300 city contract to the husband of the agency's general counsel.

The notice, signed by D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability Chairman Robert J. Spagnoletti, claimed Chief Administrative Law Judge Mary Oates Walker insisted the agency use the husband's company to relocate OAH furniture to a new office instead of following the proper bidding...
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