On Tuesday reader F. reported that the long-dormant Exxon at South Capitol and I
was being demolished; and today neighboring blogger DG_Rad
that the not-quite-as-long-dormant Exxon at 11th and M
is being torn down today. There's been no big movements that I've heard for either of these lots, both of which were "sold" by the main ExxonMobil Corporation to its nonprofit ExxonMobil Foundation. Perhaps the city's recent blighted property tax doings
spurred the demos?
For those of you who haven't been around for the long haul, let's revisit the tale
of when the South Capitol Exxon went out of business:
[Here's the] link to a DOJ press release
[now dead, alas] from January detailing that the Exxon's owner pleaded guilty "to fraudulently double-billing government contractors more than $120,000. [Mahmud] Rashid, 46, of Raleigh Lane, Stafford, Virginia, entered a plea of guilty yesterday in United States District Court to one count of wire fraud. According to the terms of the plea agreement, Rashid could be sentenced to between 12 to 18 months of incarceration when he is sentenced before the Honorable Richard J. Leon on June 2, 2006."