Former D.C. Councilmember Thomas thanks supporters
Former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., who is heading to prison this week for embezzling $350,000 in city funds, says he was “humbled” by his prosecution. The Washington Post reported that Thomas spoke to about 200 supporters on Friday night at a church in northeast Washington. The 51-year-old is scheduled to report to a federal prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama on Wednesday. Thomas received a 38-month prison sentence, and with good behavior, he could be released as early as February 2015.
In May, Thomas admitted to taking funds allocated for youth sports programs and spending them on luxury vehicles, travel engagements, and golf. He told supporters in the church not to worry about him, and thanked them for their forgiveness. A benefit fund for Thomas’ wife and three children was also announced.