Posts Tagged ‘Millicent West’

Harry Thomas Jr. Staffer Indicted in Ball Scheme

Well, that's that. Almost two years after kleptocrat Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. went to prison, his schemes have resulted in one final criminal charge, with former Thomas staffer Neil Rodgers indicted today on counts of theft and fraud.
In 2009, Rodgers allegedly used his position as the director of the D.C. Council's parks committee to steer drug prevention money out [...]

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 [...]

Millicent West Pleads Guilty to Felony Charge

Millicent West, who two mayors placed in charge of a more than $100 million-a-year city agency responsible for the District's security and emergency management, pleaded guilty today to a felony tax charge for her minor role in helping former Ward 5 Councilmember and current federal prison inmate Harry Thomas Jr.'s theft of city funds.
West headed [...]

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 [...]

Feds Charge HTJ Associate on Tax Count

Danita Doleman, a former associate of Harry Thomas Jr., appears to have taken a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney's Office. Doleman was charged today with lying on her taxes, court record show (which the Examiner was first to report.)
LL was the first and only reporter to figure out that Doleman was INDIVIDUAL #4 in [...]

Should CYITC Boss Get the Boot?

Youth advocates can probably rest assured that the Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation, the city-funded nonprofit that doles out grants to other nonprofits, isn't going away.
The CYITC's been under a harsh spotlight ever since disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. pleaded guilty to using the trust to help him fleece taxpayers of [...]

Sources: Millicent West Pushed Out

Millicent West, who resigned Monday from her position as head of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, was asked to resign at Mayor Vince Gray's behest, multiple sources have confirmed to LL.
West, you should know by now, was head of the Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation during part of the time that disgraced [...]

Millicent West, Key Figure in Thomas Case, Resigns (UPDATED)

Millicent West, who oversaw the Children & Youth Trust Investment Corp. during part of the period while disgraced former Ward 5 Coucilmember Harry Thomas Jr. used the CYITC to steal public money, has resigned from her current post as director of the District's homeland security agency, two Wilson Building sources confirm.
LL was first to report [...]

What is ORGANIZATION #3 in the Harry Thomas Jr. Case?

One of the mysteries of the Harry Thomas Jr. case: Who are the two unnamed organizations that court records indicate gave Thomas kickbacks on city grant money?
According to the statement of offense that Thomas swore was true, one unnamed organization—referred to as ORGANIZATION #3 in court records—gave Thomas a $5,000 kickback on a $10,000 grant [...]

FBI Interviewed Children’s Trust’s Former Director

Millicent West says she was interviewed several months ago by FBI agents about Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. and the Children & Youth Investment Trust Corporation.
West was CEO of the CYITC during part of the time Thomas was allegedly using the organization to funnel city money to himself. West notes that 1) she joined [...]

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