‘George Gordon Meade’
courtesy of ‘NCinDC’
DC Wire is reporting that Councilman Jim Graham’s Chief of Staff Ted Loza was arrested this morning on Federal Bribery charges. He’s due in court this afternoon.
More as this gets updated.
Update, 1:06pm: The Wilson Building is now playing host to several FBI agents who are searching Loza’s office and computers, with the assistance of the DC Government and DC Employees.
Ted Loza sat on the Board of Fiesta DC and his wife worked for the organization, which received a $300,000 Council earmark. Mr. Graham is an honorary board member.
This is a good time to put some substance in the Council’s new ethics code by banning all Council earmarks. It is a recent practice, and a corrosive one.