Harry Thomas Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reeling from scandal, the D.C. Council is preparing to install a quiet, detail-oriented lawmaker as interim chairman.
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.
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.
Former D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas Jr. will have to repay the city $353,500.
Kenyan McDuffie is set to become the newest member of the D.C. Council.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is praising Kenyan McDuffie as the person to replace Harry Thomas Jr. on the city council.