Posts Tagged ‘Harry Thomas’

Former CYITC Boss Charged with Fraud

Millicent West, the former head of the Children & Youth Investment Trust Corp., was charged with tax fraud today, court records show. The charges are related to her role in former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.'s theft of more than $350,000 in city funds, says a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.
West headed CYITC [...]

To the Victor Go the Spoils, Literally

The benefits of being a D.C. councilmember include a great salary, free parking, and opportunities to crush your political enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women—if you're into that kind of thing.
Take the case of disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. and the lottery contract. In December [...]

Young Dems Get New Prez

One of the lesser known players involved in Harry Thomas Jr.'s stealing spree was the D.C. Young Democrats.
Thomas was past president of the group and, according to court records, encouraged his chief-of-staff Ayawna Chase to seek  the same position. Under her watch, according to several members and observers of the organization, the D.C. Young Dems [...]

Trust Chairwoman: More Than $200,000 in HTJ-Linked Grant Unaccounted For

More bad news for the Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation: It can't account for more than $200,000 of a drug prevention grant connected to Harry Thomas Jr.'s embezzlement, according to chairwoman Windy Carson-Smith.
When District residents fill out their income tax forms, there's a voluntary check off box for donations to the the Public Fund for [...]

How Much Does HTJ Really Owe D.C.?

The District's Office of Attorney General and disgraced Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. are at odds over how big his final bill should be for ripping off city taxpayers.
Thomas, you may recall, settled a civil lawsuit with the OAG last summer by agreeing to pay back $300,000 in ill-gotten funds. And at the beginning [...]

The Politics of Party Hopping: Who Was Where Last Night

Last year, when At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange won the special election, then-Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. showed up to make nice. Thomas had supported Orange's opponent, Sekou Biddle, but came to Orange's victory party to congratulate his fellow Ward 5-er and pose for pictures.
LL left that party relatively early, but heard  Mayor Vince Gray, [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Deadbeat Dirty Harry Edition

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Loose Lips Daily: A Lotto Bull Edition

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Kwame Looks To Wells For Occupy Answers

Good morning sweet readers! Wouldn't it be nice if local pols released their tax returns? [...]

Feds Charge HTJ Associate

The U.S. Attorney's office has just charged Marshall Banks for having knowledge of and concealing disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.'s theft of public funds. Banks is the president of the Langston 21st Century Foundation, a nonprofit that Thomas used to do most of his stealing.
You may recall from last summer's civil suit [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Where’s the Trust? Edition

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Post HTJ Ward 5 Pep Rally

Good afternoon sweet readers! Ricky Williams is still playing football!? [...]

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