A former aide to the D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who is alleged to have used government staff as babysitters during official working hours, has now agreed to settle the ethics investigation into the incident, according to The Associated Press report.
Courtney Snowden, the former deputy mayor, and the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability have now reached an agreement. Snowden will have to pay a $3,000 settlement, which will be paid in $250 installments over a one year period, The Washington Post reported Monday.
Snowden has also admitted that she had asked employees and interns to look after her child. The spokeswoman for the D.C. Mayor, LaToya Foster, said in a statement that allegations have also been probed internally.
In 2017, it was also found that Snowden had obstructed a required lottery, admitting some children in chosen public schools while taking them beyond their neighborhoods.