Posts Tagged ‘John Bates’

Harry Thomas Jr. Won’t Have to Pay for Entire Inaugural Party

If you were one of the good-hearted schlubs who voluntarily paid more on your District income taxes in order to help at-risk kids avoid drugs, well, you just got punked!
Judge John Bates has just ruled that convicted felon Harry Thomas Jr. will not have to repay the full $110,000 he steered from Public Fund for [...]

So Long Harry!

Moments after convicted felon and disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. was sentenced to 38 months in prison, he marched silently past a scrum of reporters outside the U.S. District Court House and hopped into his awaiting ride: a luxury German sport utility vehicle.
It was an ironic choice, given that Thomas will be [...]

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 [...]

Harry Thomas Jr. Tells Judge He’s Sorry

Disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. is sorry for stealing $350,000 worth of city money. Very very very sorry. Or at least, that's what he told the federal judge whose job it is to determine how much prison time Thomas gets.
Thomas' sentencing is set for Thursday. In advance of the sentencing, prosecutors and [...]