MWAA insider deals

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Local,Transportation,Liz Essley

Former Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority officials awarded jobs or contracts from the authority include:.

> Mame Reiley: Resigned for health reasons in February, hired a day later as a "senior adviser" under a five-year contract paying $180,000 a year plus benefits. Under pressure, MWAA canceled the arrangement last month.

> Jeffrey Thompson: Linked to an illicit shadow campaign that benefited D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010. His firm received nearly $1 million in contracts after he left the airports board.

> Bob Calhoun: The former state senator has so far earned $175,000 as a lobbyist for the authority. His contract was canceled in August.

> Kenneth Klinge: The Republican operative earned more than $105,000 as a lobbyist for the authority. His contract was canceled in August.

> Leonard Manning: Awarded a $42,000 no-bid contract to help import flowers from Ethiopia. His contract was canceled in August.

> Gregory Wolfe: The former board secretary advises the board on ethics issues under a series of contracts, including one for $197,000.

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Liz Essley

Staff Writer - Transportation
The Washington Examiner