Insider Deals at Airports Authority

Number 26041
Subject Airports
Source DC Examiner
Year 2012
Publication Date 5/31/12, 6/18/12, 6/25/12, 7/9/12, 7/31/12, 8/7/12, 8/15/12, 8/21/12, 9/5/12, 9/6/12, 10/25/12, 10/26/12, 11/1/12, 11/2/12, 11/16/12, 11/18/12
Summary The Washington Examiner's Liz Essley exposed government nepotism and corruption with her coverage of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which oversees two airports and one of the largest ongoing public works projects in the nation, the $6 billion Silver Line. In addition to a series of stories detailing insider deals and nepotism, Essley's July 31 report on a $180,000 job given to former board member Mame Reiley the day after she resigned from the board caused the nation's top transportation official, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, to demand immediate reform at the authority, as he stated in an interview with the Washington Post Aug. 13 and before a Congressional committee Nov. 16.
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Keywords Nepotism; Airport Authority
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