Harry Thomas Jr.

Former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. (credit: dccouncil.washington.dc.us)

2 Nonprofit Heads Sentenced in Thomas Scheme

Two men who used their nonprofit to help cover up theft of government funds by a D.C. councilmember have each been sentenced to probation and community service.


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Former DC Homland Sec. Director Pleads Guilty To Misuse of Grant Funds

Former homeland security director Millicent West kept her emotions in check enough to give one-word or one-sentence answers in U.S. District Court Friday, but eventually she needed her attorney to bring her some tissues as she stood before the judge.


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Imprisoned Harry Thomas Jr. Got DMV to Void Traffic Tickets

The District of Columbia’s Department of Motor Vehicles says it was former councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. who requested that 10 traffic and parking tickets be voided early last year.


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D.C. Council Having Heated Disputes Over New Chairman, Barry Calls Council “A Laughingstock”

The D.C. Council is scheduled to install one of its lawmakers as interim chairman after months of scandal has forced two of its committee members to be removed, but arguments over the proper candidate have caused the meeting to be led astray.


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Scandal-Tinged D.C. Council To Pick Interim Chairman

Reeling from scandal, the D.C. Council is preparing to install a quiet, detail-oriented lawmaker as interim chairman.


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Ex-DC Council Chairman Pleads Guilty To 2 Charges

The former chairman of the District of Columbia Council pleaded guilty Friday to lying about his income on bank loan applications, the latest blow to a city government rocked by scandal.


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DC Government Dogged By Corruption Scandals

District of Columbia councilmember member Harry Thomas Jr. pleaded guilty to stealing funds earmarked for youth sports programs. Another, Kwame R. Brown, was accused of lying about his income on bank loan applications and is set to appear in federal court Friday morning.


D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. (credit: dccouncil.washington.dc.us)

Harry Thomas Jr. Ordered To Repay $350K To City

Former D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas Jr. will have to repay the city $353,500.


D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. (credit: dccouncil.washington.dc.us)

Kenyan McDuffie To Officially Replace Harry Thomas Jr. On D.C. Council Wednesday

Kenyan McDuffie is set to become the newest member of the D.C. Council.



D.C. Mayor Praises Special Election Winner McDuffie

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is praising Kenyan McDuffie as the person to replace Harry Thomas Jr. on the city council.