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  • Former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., 51, speaks with reporters Jan. 6, 2012, outside the U.S. District Courthouse in D.C., after pleading guilty to felony counts of stealing more than $350,000 in taxpayer funds and failing to report income on his tax returns. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

    D.C. foundation principal pleads guilty in Thomas case

    The manager of a Ward 5 golf course admitted on Wednesday he allowed former council member Harry Thomas Jr. to use his nonprofit as a conduit for a scheme that bilked more than $300,000 from the District.


  • 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)

    Thomas' guilty plea months in the making

    U.S. Attorney Ron Machen had for months heard the public's cry for him to say whether D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. indeed had stolen from city taxpayers.


  • **FILE** Former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council member Thomas pleads guilty

    Former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to felony counts of stealing more than $350,000 in taxpayer funds and failing to report income on his tax returns.


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