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Former D.C. officials decry tax office's culture of secrecy

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In the wake of a new scandal at the office of D.C.'s top financial officer, some former city officials question whether the agency's independence from the rest of city government fosters an atmosphere of secrecy. "An independent agency is not accountable to the executive branch, and it may have limited accountability to the legislative," said attorney and former D.C. Councilman Bill Lightfoot....

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