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Why, exactly, did former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. resign his seat and plead guilty to two felony charges today? Court papers filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office give a hint: The government was prepared to accuse him of false representations of grants, using pass-through organizations, embezzlement, and misdirection of public funds, including the tax return check-off for the Public Fund for Drug Prevention and Children at Risk.
Read the documents here:
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