Posts Tagged ‘Harry Thomas Jr.’

Harry Thomas Jr., Anti-Gay Slurs Make Appearances at Barry Memorial

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Harry Thomas Jr. Returns to the DMV

LL's getting old. What else can he think now that former Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., sentenced to three years in prison in 2012 for stealing from kids, has served almost his entire term?
With a little more than six months left on his sentence, the former Ward 5 councilmember was transferred over the weekend to a Maryland halfway house, according to [...]

Judge to Harry Thomas Jr. Associate: Pay Up!

Of all the reasons not to help one of the District's felonious pols with their schemes—the disgrace, the potential jail time—here's another: you'll get stuck footing the bill.
Consider the fate of Marshall D. Banks, a nonprofit operator who helped sticky-fingered former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. use his organization as a pass-through for $392,000 worth of city money. Thomas took $306,000, [...]

Just Like Old Times: Ex-Councilmembers Brown, Thomas Will Share Prison

LL noted the possibility in May, and now it's really happening: two disgraced former D.C. councilmembers will share a prison. In a letter Sunday to his one-time backers, Michael Brown said he's turning himself in today to serve his 39-month prison sentence at a minimum-security facility in Montgomery, Ala. That's the same place where former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. passes his own 38-month sentence for stealing grant [...]

Harry Thomas Jr. Aide: I’m Not HTJ!

LL's heard of terrible bosses, but this is ridiculous. Former Harry Thomas Jr. staffer Neil Rodgers not only lost his D.C. Council job for his alleged involvement in the disgraced ex-councilmember's grant-steering schemes, but now he claims the feds are trying to prosecute him in place of his old boss.
Rodgers, the only person in the sprawling Thomas investigation who fought the charges, faces [...]

Report: Defense Lawyers Swap Places in Attorney General Race

Even after earning its spot on the ballot, the District's first attorney general race is having trouble hanging on to candidates. Attorney general candidate Mark Tuohey tells Washingtonian that he's ditching the race in favor of Karl Racine, another high-profile defense attorney.
Tuohey's exit would certainly explain why he wasn't at last week's Palisades Parade, usually a popular stop for citywide candidates. Neither Racine [...]

Michael Brown Apologizes, Sentenced to 39 Months

Former At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown—the son of former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and a man who once aspired to be mayor—will serve 39 months in prison on a bribery charge, a federal judge ruled today.
Brown, in court almost a year after he first pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from undercover federal agents in exchange for help getting them District contracts, apologized [...]

Investigations Into Gray, D.C. Council Loom Over Chinatown Restaurateur’s Trial

In other towns, connections to city hall movers and shakers might speak to good citizenship. The District isn't that kind of place.
Attorneys for frequent District political donor and Chinatown restaurateur Tony Cheng and his son, who have been charged with bribery, want to find out whether knowledge of an acquaintance between their clients and local politicians would prejudice [...]

Morning Links

Jack Evans gets a Post profile, acknowledges he hasn't found an issue to excite voters. [Post]
Middle school problems loom in school reform. [Post]
After Harry Thomas Jr. scandal, Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. can't account for some grants. [Times]
It's mayoral debates all week. [Post]
Shadow Senator Paul Strauss is hoping for a D.C. statehood-themed movie. [Fox 5]
Priest at Washington Hospital Center accused [...]