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Mr. Machen said the attorney general did a “great job” in laying the foundation for the case, although his office took a “deeper, broader” look and outlined a timeline involving two additional organizations, identified in court papers as Organizations 1 and 3, that received funds from the CYITC — referred to as a “public-private partnership” — at the request of Thomas.

Organization No. 2 referred to the Langston 21st Century Foundation, which had been named in the attorney general’s lawsuit and is linked to a golf course in Ward 5.

Information in charging documents also suggests former staff members and the additional organizations could face sanctions for involvement in Thomas‘ scheme.

“The investigation continues,” Mr. Machen said, declining to elaborate.

Federal officials say Thomas, in one instance, used $7,500 in funds from a tax-form checkbox that goes to the Public Fund for Drug Prevention and Children at Risk to reimburse himself for funds his for-profit company, HLT Development, had expended on the 51st State Inaugural Ball, a party thrown at the John A. Wilson Building on Jan. 20, 2009.

Charging papers say the political organization known as “Public Organization 1” had organized the inaugural ball. The event was hosted by the District of Columbia Young Democrats.

The court documents say Millicent West, who directed the CYITC from July 2008 to October 2009, told Thomas and a staff member that it would be difficult to transfer money to a political organization and that staff would have to change the name of the entity that would receive the funds.

Ms. West, who now heads the D.C. Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said in a phone interview Friday that she expected Thomas to find another entity that met the requisite criteria for the funding to pay bills relating to an event that gave youth the chance to celebrate a significant moment for the nation.

“At no point did I anticipate that funds were going to be directed to any individuals for any services performed,” she said.

The filing of false reports to the CYITC is “very troubling,” she said, and “it tarnishes the reputation of an organization that has always done good work.”

Ms. West said she is disappointed to hear her name come up in connection with the Thomas investigation, asserting she approached the job with integrity and significantly reduced the director’s salary when she took the job.

Nevertheless, details released in charging documents are placing renewed scrutiny on the CYITC.

“It needs to be closed,” Mr. Brown, the council chairman, said of the trust at a Friday council meeting. “It needs to be done.”

Several council members noted the trust meets many children’s needs, but the D.C. auditor and D.C. inspector general should take a deep look into the trust’s activities in recent years.

Council member Muriel Bowser, Ward 4 Democrat and chairman of the Committee on Government Operations, said she has looked into the matter and is concerned the auditor not moving fast enough.

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