Morning Business: Summoned to Court

Posted May 19, 2009 at 5:59pm

Two former aides to ex-Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) have received subpoenas to testify in federal court.

[IMGCAP(1)]Roberta Hopkins and Angelle Kwemo, who served as the Louisianan’s acting chief of staff and legislative director, respectively, have been called to testify in an unspecified criminal case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The case is not identified in letters each aide submitted to the Congressional Record, but Jefferson is scheduled to begin trial in that court on June 2.

Hopkins is now the deputy chief of staff to Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.). Kwemo serves as counsel to Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.).

Cops to Tee It Up. The Capitol Police union has opened the registration period for the 35th Annual United States Capitol Police Golf Tournament, which raises money for Hospice of the Chesapeake.

CAPOGOTO will be held June 8 at Walden Golf Club in Croton, Md.

Active and retired Capitol Police officers, as well as representatives of other agencies and organizations, have been invited to register. The $75 entry fee covers the greens fee, cart rental, food and drinks on the course, and giveaways.

The tournament, organized by the Fraternal Order of Police and Capitol Police Labor Committee, has to date raised $33,000 for Hospice of the Chesapeake, which provides care for people in Maryland’s Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties who are experiencing advanced illness or bereavement.