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Michael Curto, Jack Potter face tough questioning at hearing

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The two top officials charged with cleaning up ethical lapses and mismanagement at the board overseeing the Washington region's two major airports came under fire themselves on Capitol Hill.

At a House oversight hearing Friday, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority chairman Michael Curto and CEO Jack Potter faced sharp questions about actions they took in their time with the authority.

Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel testified both Curto and Potter engaged in missteps.

Curto was questioned about why he recommended his wife's law firm to receive a $100,000 sole-source contract. Potter was questioned about his decision to hire a former board member for a $180,000 job created specifically for her.

Both Curto and Potter have said the authority is reforming itself in the wake of a critical federal audit.

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