D.C. Council Member’s Finances Probed
(Washington Post) — The District’s campaign finance office told D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) Tuesday that it would investigate allegations that he did not fully disclose financial dealings with organizations he ran. The office, which enforces the city’s financial disclosure laws, is looking at the purchase of an Audi sport-utility vehicle bought by a company affiliated with Thomas and then re-registered in Thomas’s name. The company, HLT Team Thomas/SwingAway LLC, also collected more than $10,000 in payments from Thomas’s 2006 campaign committee. Furthermore, Thomas said in November that his now-defunct nonprofit organization, Team Thomas, paid for travel he made after he was elected.