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DC councilman resigns post ahead of guilty plea

DC Councilman says he's resigning ahead of guilty plea to stealing gov't funds meant for kids By The Associated Press

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.

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