Former D.C. councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced for stealing more than $350,000 that was meant to help fund youth programs.
Thomas initially denied the allegations, but eventually resigned from the D.C. Council and pled guilty to theft. Back in December 2011, the FBI raided Thomas’ home in northeast Washington, where it seized a motorcycle and an SUV. Thomas allegedly used the city’s money to fuel a lavish lifestyle, including expensive trips.
As News4 first reported, U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen is urging that the federal court sentence Thomas to the maximum 46 months in prison. Thomas’ attorney is asking for leniency and an 18 month sentence.
The sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning.