Friday, April 12, 2013

WASHINGTON TIMES | CBE haven also a home base for Ward 8 politico

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A three-bedroom Colonial on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast that houses a dozen businesses and received $3.5 million from the District government since 2010 also serves as a home base for a longtime Ward 8 politico with a history of debt and dubious financial dealings with the city, records show. 
The house at 3215 MLK Jr. Ave., the site of the nonprofit Congress Heights Community Training & Development Corp., lists Phinis Jones as registered agent. It also is a haven for 12 small and minority-owned for-profit businesses known as Certified Business Enterprises, or CBEs, several of which have ties to Mr. Jones. 
And despite personal and business judgments in excess of $155,000 in D.C. and Maryland since 2000, according to court records, Mr. Jones and his various companies, along with other small businesses at that address, have managed $62,000 in contributions to D.C. politicians in the past seven years.

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