WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Former D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas Jr. will have to repay the city $353,500.
A federal court judge specified the amount in an opinion Thursday. The judge said that because lawyers for the government and Thomas agreed to $353,500, that was the amount that he should owe. The judge decided not to require Thomas to repay another $90,000 that was diverted at Thomas’ direction from a city drug program to pay for a 2009 inaugural ball.
Thomas resigned his council seat after charges were filed. Kenyan McDuffie, who won a special election to succeed Thomas as the Ward 5 representative on the council, was sworn into office on Wednesday.
Thomas was sentenced in May to serve more than three years in prison.
D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan said in a statement that he regretted that that Thomas was not ordered to pay more but was pleased Thomas will have to provide “substantial restitution.”
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