Embattled D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., 51, speaks to the press, where he pled guilty before District Judge John D. Bates in U.S. District Court for the District, in Washington D.C., to stealing $353,000 from youth baseball programs from April 2007 to February 2009 and failing to report a total of $346,00 in additional income on three successive tax returns, Friday, January 6, 2012. It was the first time a sitting D.C. council member has been charged with a felony. Mr. Thomas resigned from office on Thursday Evening. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

Embattled D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., 51, speaks to the press, where he pled guilty before District Judge John D. Bates in U.S. District Court for the District, in Washington D.C., to stealing $353,000 from youth baseball programs from April 2007 to February 2009 and failing to report a total of $346,00 in additional income on three successive tax returns, Friday, January 6, 2012. It was the first time a sitting D.C. council member has been charged with a felony. Mr. Thomas resigned from office on Thursday Evening. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)