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DC lottery contract spurs $100M lawsuit

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D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham
WASHINGTON -

A developer is suing a D.C. Council member over a Metro real estate project linked to the district's lottery contract.

The $100 million federal suit filed Monday by Banneker also names a competing developer and Metro as defendants. The suit alleges Jim Graham engaged in bid suppression and bid rigging. Graham issued a statement describing the suit as meritless and saying the developer is responsible for losing the contract.

The D.C. Council voted overwhelmingly last month to reprimand Graham for his intervention in the lottery contract process. Investigations have found that in 2008, Graham told a developer that he would support his bid for the lottery contract in exchange for the developer dropping out of a project around a Metro station. Graham served on the Metro board at the time.


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