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D.C. Council member pleads guilty to role in Thomas case

WASHINGTON — Another person involved in a corruption case that led to the resignation of a D.C. Council member has pleaded guilty to his role in the case.

Fifty-five-year-old James Garvin of Upper Marlboro, Md., pleaded guilty to a felony charge for failing to report and concealing the misappropriation of $392,000 in government grants on Wednesday. A sentencing date has not been set, but attorneys have agreed to a maximum of six months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

The corruption case involves the theft of government funds by former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.

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