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Two More Candidates Enter Attorney General Race

After experiencing a series of candidate entrances and exits, the race to be the District's first elected attorney general is starting to take shape, with both public policy lawyer Lateefah Williams and defense attorney Karl Racine picking up nominating petitions today.
Williams, a 37-year-old policy attorney who grew up in Fort Washington, Md., previously worked as the president of the LGBT-focused [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Harry Thomas Jr. Sentenced to 38 Months in Prison

Harry Thomas Jr. will go to federal prison for 38 months, then serve three years of probation, for stealing more than $350,000 in city funds, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates ruled this morning.
“This is a case of betrayal,” Bates said.
Before the sentencing, Thomas blamed his theft of on “a sense of entitlement.” He briefly choked up [...]

More Legal Troubles For HTJ

When it rains, it pours. Or at least it does for Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., whose debts in 2011 include $300,000 to the District government for allegedly misspending public "youth baseball" money on an Audi and Hooters and an as-of-yet undisclosed settlement with Uncle Sam to clear up $15,000 in unpaid student loans, [...]

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Council Punts on What to Do About HTJ
Defending Harry Thomas
What the Vehicle Seizures Might Mean
FBI, IRS Agents Raid Harry [...]

D.C. Council Punts on HTJ Meeting

Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown inexplicably inserted himself into today's Harry Thomas Jr. news just now.
Brown called his colleagues together for a 4 p.m powwow on what to do about Tommy. But only six of his colleagues could make the meeting on short notice, so Brown decided to reschedule until Monday.
Except he did this [...]