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Federal prosecutors have charged Ward 5 D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. with felony counts of theft and filing false tax returns. All week, rumors built that Thomas’ lawyers were negotiating a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which would have Thomas resign his seat and go to prison in exchange for a shorter sentence. Even so, his Facebook wall has been filled with positive messages from supporters.

Take a look here:

  1. “
    Be ever strong, Tommy, and the strong will ever stand with you. One door closes, another one opens. One chapter ends. A new one BEGINS! Peace
  2. “
    You are a soldier in God’s army and you can handle whatever you haue to! Jus sendiing my love and prayers from Baltmore! We all fall short! Take care!
  3. “
    GOD has smiled on you and your family! He has set you free. Keep the faith!
  4. “
    Put God first in this situation and do not let the devil defeat you of these circumstances.
  5. “
    Praying for Harry and his Family. God Bless You Harry!
  6. “
    Councilman Thomas, please don’t step down!
  7. “
    Double Brother Thomas, may you be forever blessed and may you and the family have all of the good things that life has to bring…bp