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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Millicent D. West
Millicent West, who recently found herself linked to the corruption investigation into former council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s theft of more than $350,000 from the District, has stepped down from her position as director of the city's homeland security agency.
A public-private trust at the center of former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s theft scandal doled out more than $100,000 to other groups not registered as nonprofits and others that don't exist in city records, raising more questions about the oversight of D.C. taxpayer money.
"At no point did I anticipate that funds were going to be directed to any individuals for any services performed," she said at the time.
"Given the current distractions, I believe that this is the best decision for both my family and the District," she said in the letter.