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FBI Nabs Another In Scandal Plagued D.C. Tax Office

The city hall tax scandal in Washington just keeps getting stranger. The FBI has nabbed a new suspect — an auditor — who allegedly got involved in a scam even as agents were swarming about.

By Del Quentin Wilber and Nikita Stewart
Washington Post Staff Writers
WASHINGTON – An auditor for the D.C. tax office has been charged with accepting a $6,000 bribe to lower a business’s taxes, allegedly taking the cash even as the FBI was swooping in on another scam at the agency.
El-Hadj Drame, 36, is accused of soliciting and taking the money between Nov. 4 and Nov. 14, a time when federal authorities were focused on a major fraud in the tax office. Harriette Walters, a mid-level manager, was arrested Nov. 7 and charged with carrying out the biggest embezzlement in the District government’s history.
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