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 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 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 at that address, have managed $62,000 in contributions to D.C. politicians in the past seven years.
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