D.C. settlement aids contractor charities
Questions raised about ties
More than a quarter-million dollars from a legal settlement between D.C. contractor and prolific political fundraiser Jeffrey E. Thompson and the D.C. government went to a favorite charity of Mr. Thompson’s that also is a prominent client of his accounting firm, records show.
The money paid out to the D.c.-based National Council of Negro Women Inc. stems from an agreement disclosed in regulatory filings by Mr. Thompson’s insurance plan, D.C. Chartered Health Plan, which is the city’s biggest Medicaid contractor. The health plan’s parent company, owned by Mr. Thompson, agreed in 2008 to pay $13.3 million to resolve a dispute with the District over billing practices.
The filings show that in addition to the settlement deal, Mr. Thompson, his health plan and its parent company entered
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