WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia Office of Campaign Finance is investigating allegations that Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign illegally converted cash contributions into money orders.
The District has a $25 limit on cash donations. The Washington Post reported July 19 that Gray's campaign staffers converted an untold number of cash donations above $25 into money orders. The Post cited campaign finance records and interviews with donors.
The campaign finance office began a full audit of Gray's campaign committee in April amid allegations that the campaign gave cash to a minor candidate so he could stay in the race and bash then-Mayor Adrian Fenty.
A spokesman for the office says the auditors will examine the money-order allegations.
Gray says in a statement that "if mistakes were made, the campaign should be held accountable."