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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Deborah Robinson
The former head of the White House Office of Special Counsel in the George W. Bush administration can withdraw his guilty plea to a misdemeanor contempt of Congress charge because he did not realize he could go to jail, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
D.C. Council Member Harry Thomas, Jr. has been ordered to appear in federal court next month over accusations he failed to pay back his student loans — the latest embarrassing public disclosure involving a city lawmaker's private financial woes.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Council member Marion Barry avoided prison time when a judge yesterday denied a bid to revoke his probation after he failed to file tax returns on time for the seventh straight year.
D.C. Council member Marion Barry avoided prison time when a judge today denied a bid to revoke his probation after he failed to file tax returns on time for the seventh straight year.
"To find otherwise would be to disregard a Supreme Court precedent," Judge Robinson said of her ruling.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson said prosecutors hadn't proved beyond a preponderance of the evidence that the former mayor "willfully" failed to file his 2005 D.C. and federal tax returns on time.