Former D.C. Attorney General Robert Spagnoletti says if he becomes Chairman of the D.C. Ethics Board, he will recuse himself from ethics complaints involving Mayor Vincent Gray.
Spagnoletti spoke to a D.C. Council Committee on Monday. The committee is currently holding public hearings for those who wish to ask questions about the three people nominated to the new ethics board.
Spagnoletti represented Mayor Gray during a personal property issue at Gray's Southeast D.C. home.
In response to concerns from some D.C. residents, Spagnoletti said, "It is likely in the short term that I would recuse myself from board matters concerning Mayor Gray."
Spagnoletti and Gray have both said in the past that they do not believe there is a conflict of interest if Spagnoletti becomes the leader of the ethics board.