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Another associate of disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. has been charged in federal court. Jimmy Garvin, who helped run one of the nonprofits that Thomas used to try and hide his theft of more than $350,000 in city funds, is expected to plead guilty tomorrow morning to knowing about and helping to conceal Thomas’ illegal behavior.
Garvin’s associate, Marshall Banks, pleaded guilty last Friday to a similar charge. So far, the feds appear to be moving at a pretty fast clip in charging those involved in the Thomas fiasco. Keep in mind that there are two other organizations that Thomas swore in court helped him steal city funds. LL reported last week that the director of one of those groups, Danita Doleman, was recently assigned a federal public defender. She has not been charged with any crime.
For a bit more on Garvin, and his efforts to bring the game of golf to the District’s youth, check out this Post piece from 2009.
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