Skip to comments.D.C. attorney general: [City Councilman] Harry Thomas Jr. diverted public funds
Posted on 06/06/2011 4:24:49 PM PDT by freespirited
D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. arranged to have more than $300,000 in public funds diverted to groups he controlled, and used the money as a lavish personal account, purchasing an Audi SUV and taking trips to Las Vegas and Pebble Beach, the citys attorney general said Monday.
In releasing a highly anticipated report, Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan alleges that Thomass inappropriate conversion of the money for personal use was willful, intentional and knowing. Nathan has filed a civil lawsuit aimed at forcing Thomas (D-Ward 5) to repay the money and intends to refer his findings to the U.S. attorneys office.
The council members behavior clearly violates the civil laws, Nathan said at a news conference. We are extremely disappointed in this violation of public service by Mr. Thomas.
The allegations represent the culmination of a months-long probe that began with questions about charitable donations but has expanded into much wider concerns about misuse of city funds.
Thomas has been facing questions about his Team Thomas organization since his reelection campaign last November. ...
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Chump change here in Memphis.
Note to Harry: Don’t worry bud...Eric Holder won’t EVER prosecute “my people...” As to paying back $1,000,000 - do it $1 per year for a million years....
Another one who thinks he’s above the law. If they would scratch the surface a little bit, they would find a whole lot of contracts going to friends and family, nevermind the blatant theft and “mis-appropriations”.