The District’s Attorney General Irv Nathan revealed a report this morning that alleges significant malfeasance on the part of sitting Ward 5 councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas Jr. The report alleges that Councilman Thomas “converted” $300,000 in taxpayer funds to funds for personal use, and the complaint has been subject to a civil suit for more than $1M in damages, the legal limit for the statutes.
In addition, the AG referred the matter to the office of the US Attorney for investigation, which would add criminal prosecution to the civil action. Councilman Thomas has announced a 3pm Press Conference on the steps of the Wilson Building. Details forthcoming.
A recall of Thomas, just elected in November, would require 10% of the registered voters in Ward 5, or approximately 6,100 valid signatures.