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      Jeffrey Thompson has $6.3 million Virgin Island contract

      D.C. Campaign contributor Jeffrey Thompson has a $6.3 million Virgin Island contract. (Photo: C-Span)

      WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington businessman whose campaign contributions to local politicians are the subject of a federal investigation has a $6.3 million contract to perform auditing work in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

      In addition to his donations to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and other district leaders, Jeffrey Thompson has bundled contributions to Donna Christensen, the nonvoting delegate to Congress from the Virgin Islands.

      The Virgin Islands government says Thompson's accounting firm - Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio and Associates - has a contract worth more than $6.3 million to audit funds awarded to the Virgin Islands Department of Education.

      TCBA also claims on its website that it has audited Federal Highway Administration grant money for the Virgin Islands government, but officials there say they can find no record of such a contract.