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Lawyers accuse federal prosecutors of demeaning ex-D.C. councilman

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for an ex-D.C. councilman awaiting sentencing for corruption are accusing federal prosecutors of “stretching the facts” and making light of his positive contributions. Harry Thomas Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington ...

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Former Prince George’s housing director sentenced to 3 years

GREENBELT — A former Prince George’s County housing director has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for his role in a corruption scheme involving former county executive Jack Johnson. James Johnson pleaded guilty to asking for ...

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Pursuit of Justice: To control corruption, we must first define it

Recently, I had the challenging experience of mediating a civil case which directly involved an examination and reconciliation of the economic, legal, political, social and financial consequences of the unique “pay to play” scheme developed with precision, but not a ...

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Former P.G. County executive’s prison term delayed

WASHINGTON — Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson, who pleaded guilty last year in a federal corruption investigation, will have two more weeks of freedom. Johnson was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for extorting hundreds of ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Currie’s ethics hearing should be open to the public

There are times when doors to the usually secret hearings of the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics should be flung wide open. The case of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, which the committee is expected to hear soon, ...

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Feds charge D.C. councilman with theft

WASHINGTON — D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. was charged Thursday with stealing more than $350,000 in government funds and filing false tax returns. The two felony counts against Thomas, a 51-year-old Democrat, were detailed in a criminal information filed in ...

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