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Loose Lips notes that Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. may actually be resigning as part of a plea deal in the wake of several financial scandals and an FBI raid of his home:

[WUSA9’s Bruce] Johnson reports that “Thomas will plead to at least one felony, possibly more. He expects to get a two to three year prison sentence.”

“I just couldn’t beat the tax charges,” Thomas said to one of his associates, according to Johnson. Last month’s raid was conducted by the FBI as well as by agents from the IRS’s criminal investigations division.

A little cold water: NBC4’s Tom Sherwood reports that Thomas’ lawyers are in sensitive talks with the feds over a possible plea, but have reached no agreement. One source close to Thomas tells LL  that the councilmember and his lawyers are in serious discussions with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and some sort of deal is expected shortly.

Read the rest at Loose Lips.

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