Harry Thomas Jr.'s Wrong Turns

We take a look at where things went wrong for the former DC Council member.

By: Harry Jaffe

In the annals of corruption in District government, Harry Thomas Jr. ranks relatively low in terms of the amount of money he stole, $353,500--DC tax manager Harriette Walters and ten others went down in 2009 for methodically stealing $48.1 million in fraudulent tax refunds over two decades. But Thomas has the dubious distinction of being the first elected DC official to be convicted of a felony. Here's how his case went down.

This article appears in the May 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.