The FBI is looking into allegations that, during his 2010 mayoral race, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign broke the law by failing to report donations from individuals who feared retribution from then-Mayor Adrian Fenty, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The promises were allegedly made to city employees and contractors who feared that then-Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s administration would retaliate if their contributions to Gray’s campaign became known, said three people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to comment candidly about the investigation. At the time, Gray was challenging Fenty for the Democratic nomination for mayor.
FBI investigators are trying to determine whether donations were concealed in violation of campaign laws, according to several people familiar with the investigation. City law requires the disclosure of all campaign donations to the Office of Campaign Finance.