Former D.C. Councilmember to Be Sentenced

Sentencing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning

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    Harry Thomas Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced today for allegedly using money meant for youth programs, to support his lavish lifestyle.

    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.

    Former D.C. Councilmember to Be Sentenced

    Former D.C. Councilmember to Be Sentenced
    Former DC Council Member Harry Thomas Jr. will be sentenced on Thursday for using money meant for youth programs to fund a lavish lifestyle. News4's Megan McGrath has more from the courthouse.

    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.