Posts Tagged ‘cyitc’

Harry Thomas Jr.’s Chief of Staff Charged in Party Funding Scheme

Former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.'s scheme to fund a 2009 inaugural ball has resulted in federal charges for another person. Ayawna Webster, Thomas' former chief of staff, was charged in a criminal information today with filing incorrect tax returns in an attempt to cover up how her group paid for the bash.
While working as [...]

Keely Thompson Spills All, Almost

Former D.C. boxing gym operator Keely Thompson's plea hearing offered a glimpse into another government investigation today—well, almost.
Thompson, who along with his wife is accused of blowing $205,000 of grant money on trips to Atlantic City casinos and other luxuries, was pleading guilty to a federal wire fraud charge today. Judge Emmet Sullivan brought up [...]

Robert Bobb To Jim Graham: “You Should Be Ashamed”

The war of words between Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham and the chairman of the Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation's board, Robert Bobb, is escalating with a new round of letters between the two men. In a letter sent yesterday, Bobb told Graham that he "should be ashamed" of making accusations that Bobb has [...]

CYITC to Jim Graham: Go Away

The chairman of the Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation's board of directors as sent letter to Ward 1 Jim Graham asking him to keep his hands off the embattled organization.
Chairman Robert Bobb expressed "great consternation" over the possibility of Graham joining the CYITC's board as a nonvoting advisory member. Bobb says Graham's involvement [...]

Graham Headed to Children’s Trust Board

Just about four years ago to the day, former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. helped throw a pricey party at the Wilson Building to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Dubbed the "51st State Inaugural Ball," the fiesta didn't raise enough money selling $51 tickets to cover its costs (which included a performance [...]

Urkel’s Girl

Are federal prosecutors alleging that TV’s Laura Winslow—you know, Urkel’s love interest—gave disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. a $25,000 kickback on a grant from the city?
An examination of court records, tax filings, and emails obtained through several Freedom of Information Act requests raises the question of whether Kellie Williams, the actress who [...]

The Other Shoes Keep Dropping

Former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. is due in court next Thursday to learn exactly how many years he’ll be spending in prison (if any) for stealing more than $350,000 of taxpayer money.
The sentencing will provide a symbolic bookend for Thomas’ political career. But don’t expect much closure: The aftereffects of his misdeeds will [...]

Harry Thomas Jr.: The Fallout

Give Harry Thomas Jr. some credit :The man can act.
Thomas admitted in federal court last week that he’d been stealing city money almost since he first took office in 2007. That he’s been able to comport himself as though he wasn’t a thief and a tax cheat for the last five years is proof that [...]