Former District of Columbia councilmember Harry L. Thomas Jr. was sentenced to 3 years and 2 months in prison for stealing more than $350,000 in government funds, actions the judge condemned as a "betrayal of trust."
Thomas was first elected in 2006 and his thefts began within months. Between 2007 and 2009, while serving on the council, Thomas embezzled $353,500 from a public-private partnership that received taxpayer dollars. Most of the money came from a $400,000 earmark Thomas had secured on the council to support youth sports initiatives.
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