Four men have been arrested on charges stemming from alleged bribery schemes within the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue, authorities announced Thursday.
A federal grand jury last week returned a sealed indictment alleging three of the men — including a former city tax official and a former employee of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs — engaged in a conspiracy to reduce a business’s tax liabilities. In a separate indictment, a fourth suspect was alleged to have sought to broker bribes of a tax official on behalf of business owners.
Vincent Slater, 41, of Temple Hills, Md.; Anthony Merritt, 44, of the District; and Andre de Moya, 46, of Brookeville, Md., were arrested Wednesday and each charged with counts of conspiracy, bribery and wire fraud, according to the D.C. inspector general’s office.
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