Logosm.gif (1927 bytes)
navlinks.gif (4688 bytes)
Hruler04.gif (5511 bytes)

Back to City Council Ethics Issues main page

US Attorney Ronald Machen 
Criminal Information against Harry L. Thomas, Jr.
January 5, 2012

Home

Bibliography

Calendar

Columns
Dorothy Brizill
Bonnie Cain
Jim Dougherty
Gary Imhoff
Phil Mendelson
Mark David Richards
Sandra Seegars

DCPSWatch

DCWatch Archives
Council Period 12
Council Period 13
Council Period 14

Election 1998
Election 2000
Election 2002

Elections
Election 2004
Election 2006

Government and People
ANC's
Anacostia Waterfront Corporation
Auditor
Boards and Com
BusRegRefCom
Campaign Finance
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Management Officer
City Council
Congress
Control Board
Corporation Counsel
Courts
DC2000
DC Agenda
Elections and Ethics
Fire Department
FOI Officers
Inspector General
Health
Housing and Community Dev.
Human Services
Legislation
Mayor's Office
Mental Health
Motor Vehicles
Neighborhood Action
National Capital Revitalization Corp.
Planning and Econ. Dev.
Planning, Office of
Police Department
Property Management
Public Advocate
Public Libraries
Public Schools
Public Service Commission
Public Works
Regional Mobility Panel
Sports and Entertainment Com.
Taxi Commission
Telephone Directory
University of DC
Water and Sewer Administration
Youth Rehabilitation Services
Zoning Commission

Issues in DC Politics

Budget issues
DC Flag
DC General, PBC
Gun issues
Health issues
Housing initiatives
Mayor’s mansion
Public Benefit Corporation
Regional Mobility
Reservation 13
Tax Rev Comm
Term limits repeal
Voting rights, statehood
Williams’s Fundraising Scandals

Links

Organizations
Appleseed Center
Cardozo Shaw Neigh.Assoc.
Committee of 100
Fed of Citizens Assocs
League of Women Voters
Parents United
Shaw Coalition

Photos

Search

What Is DCWatch?

themail archives

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. HARRY L. THOMAS, JR., Defendant.

Criminal Number:

Violations:

18 U.S.C. 666(a)(1)(A) (Theft Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds)

26 U.S.C. 7206(1) (Filing a False Return)

18 U.S.C. 981(a)(1)(C) and
28 U.S.C. 2461(c) Criminal Forfeiture)

INFORMATION

The United States of America charges that:

At all times material to this Information:

COUNT ONE (Theft Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds)

1. The District of Columbia was a State, as defined by Title 18, United States Code, Section 666(d)(4), that received federal assistance in excess of $10,000 during each calendar year in 2007,, 2008 and 2009.

2. Defendant HARRY L. THOMAS, JR. was an agent of the District of Columbia, whose duties as an elected member of the District of Columbia Council included voting on matters before the Council, including voting on the District of Columbia's annual budget and legislation concerning the distribution of public funds, among other things.

3. From at least as early as in or about April 2007 and continuing until at least in or about February 2009, in the District of Columbia, defendant HARRY L. THOMAS, JR. embezzled, stole, obtained by fraud, without authority knowingly converted to the use of a person not the rightful owner, and intentionally misapplied property worth at least $5,000 and owned by, under the care of, under the custody of, and under the control of the District of Columbia, that is, $353,500 in District of Columbia funds.

(Theft Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds, in Violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 666(a)(1)(A))

COUNT TWO (Filing a False Tax Return)

4. From on or about October 10, 2008 through on or about May 12, 2011, in the District of Columbia, defendant HARRY L. THOMAS, JR., a resident of the District of Columbia, did willfully make and subscribe to U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns for the calendar years 2007, 2008 and 2009, which were verified by a written declaration that they were made under penalties of perjury and which he did not believe to be true and correct as to every material matter. The income tax returns that were filed with the Internal Revenue Service reported that the total income for defendant HARRY L. THOMAS, JR. was $108,593 for 2007, $115,133 for 2008, and $120,099 for 2009, and that he had no other income which was not described in the returns, when in truth and in fact, as he then and there well knew and believed, his total income was greater than the amounts reported, in that during the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 he had received the following amounts of additional unreported income: $25,000 in 2007, $278,000 in 2008, and $43,000 in 2009.

(Filing a False Return, in Violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(1))

FORFEITURE ALLEGATION

1. The violation alleged in Count One of this Information is realleged and incorporated by reference herein for the purpose of alleging forfeiture to the United States of America pursuant to the provisions of Title 18, United States Code, Section 981(a)(1)(C) and Title 28, United States Coe, Section 2461(c).

2. As a result of the offense alleged in Count One of this Information, defendant HARRY L. THOMAS, JR. shall forfeit to the United States the following property:

(a) a 2008 Victory Motorcycle, VIN: 5VPBC26D483001346, last registered to HARRY L. THOMAS, JR.; and

(b) a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ, VIN: 1GNFK130X8J1, registered to HARRY L. THOMAS, JR.

as the result of the offense alleged in Count One,

3. By virtue of the commission of the felony offense charged in Count One of this Information, any and all interest that defendant HARRY L. THOMAS, JR. has in this property constituting, or derived from, proceeds obtained directly or indirectly, as the result of such offense is vested in the United States and hereby forfeited to the United States pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 981(a)(1)(C) and Title 28, United States Code, Section 2461(c). )

(Criminal Forfeiture, in violation of Title 18, Unitd States Code, Section 981(a)(1)(C) and Title 28, United States Code, Section 2461(c))

RONALD C. MACHEN JR.
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

By: Jonathan W. Haray, D.C. Bar 480140
Courtney G. Saleski, D.C. Bar 496744
Bridget M. Fitzpatrick, D.C. Bar 474946
Assistant United States Attorneys
United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
Fraud and Public Corruption Section
555 Fourth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Email: jonathan.haray@usdog.gov
courtney.saleski@usdoj.gov
bridget.fitzpatrick@usdoj.gov

JACK SMITH
Chief, Public Integrity Section

By: Peter Mason, D.C. Bar 987804
Trial Attorney
Public Integrity Section
Criminal Division
United States Department of Justice
1400 New York Avenue,, NW
Suite 12100
Washington, DC 20005
Email: peter.mason@usdoj.gov

Back to top of page

U