Friday, May 26, 2006

Duncan had County Council conceal the Abramoff deal from review

After the Belt High School deal fell through, Doug Duncan had the County Council shield a subsequent deal with Jack Abramoff from public review.

Superintendent Jerry Weast (pictured) and MCPS were complicit in the second arrangement to provide public school property to Abramoff and other Duncan campaign donors at a suspiciously low price.

The Washington Post reports, "Duncan had a bill introduced in the council to exempt the transaction from a review mechanism instituted after the Belt transaction."