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Another Charged in HTJ Corruption Case

Accused of helping to conceal former councilmember's thefts

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A third person is set to plead guilty in the corruption case of former D.C. council member Harry Thomas Jr. On Tuesday, James Garvin was charged with illegally transferring thousands of dollars in government grants to Thomas who used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle.

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Federal charges have been filed against another person connected to former councilmember Harry Thomas' theft of public funds.

James Garvin has been charged in U.S. District Court with one count of misprision of a felony.  In court papers, prosecutors allege that Garvin was aware of the felony embezzlement carried out by the former councilmember from 2008 to 2009.

But prosecutors say instead of reporting Thomas' thieving, Garvin helped to conceal the crimes.

According to Garvin's website, he cofounded an organization to teach kids golf, together with Howard University professor Marshall Banks.

Last week, Marshall Banks, a founder of non-profit Langston 21, was also charged with misprision of a felony, in connection to the Thomas case.  Banks faces between six months and three years in prison.

Related Topics D.C., Harry Thomas, James Garvin
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