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Barras: A law enforcer on the council?

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"I'm not afraid to take the hard positions," declared Leon J. Swain Jr. "I'm going to stand for what's right." There is little doubt about the veracity of that declaration. In 2007, a taxi owner attempted to bribe Swain, offering the then-chairman of the DC Taxicab Commission $20,000 for licenses. Swain alerted the police and became a key figure in an FBI string. In 2009, the feds snagged...

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