DC councilman resigns post ahead of guilty plea
WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. says he's resigning his post ahead of pleading guilty to stealing more than $350,000 in government funds and filing false tax returns.
Thomas said in an e-mailed statement Thursday night that his resignation was effective immediately and that he would plead guilty Friday morning to two federal crimes.
The 51-year-old Thomas, a Democrat, was charged Thursday in a criminal information following plea discussions between his attorneys and federal prosecutors. A plea hearing has been scheduled for Friday morning.