Thomas Receives Mixed Support in Ward 5
(Washington Informer) — Beleaguered D.C. Council member Harry Thomas, Jr. faces formidable legal problems but a survey of some Ward 5 residents found support for him and the desire that the investigative process be fair and transparent. Thomas (D-Ward 5), is accused of taking more than $300,000 in funds earmarked by the D.C. Council in June 2007 for youth sports programs. D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan filed a civil complaint on Monday, June 6. The complaint also alleges that Thomas misused $80,000 in private donations to pay for personal travel to Las Vegas, Nev. and Pebble Beach, Fla., and to purchase an expensive SUV. Thomas, 50, has denied any wrong doing.