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Posted at 4:11 PM ET, 12/ 2/2010

Nickles wants court to enforce subpoena for Team Thomas records

By Nikita R Stewart

Peter Nickles, right. (AFP/Getty Images)

Attorney General Peter Nickles is asking the Superior Court to expeditiously enforce a subpoena he issued last week for the records of Team Thomas, the nonprofit of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. now under scrutiny.

Nickles, who will leave his post when Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) leaves office in January, said he wants to finish what he started in looking at the finances of the group that has collected $200,000 in contributions since 2008.

Though Thomas turned over some records in response to an earlier subpoena, Nickles now wants more detailed information of the fundraising. "It's important that his be completed under my tenure," Nickles said. "This is a serious issue of public trust."

Thomas, who has accused Nickles of retaliating after Thomas has led council probes into city contracts with ties to Fenty, said he was not surprised by Nickles's latest move. "I knew he was going to try to go to court," he said. "We're in compliance. We've given him everything he's asked for."

By Nikita R Stewart  | December 2, 2010; 4:11 PM ET
Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, Harry Thomas Jr, Peter Nickles  
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I have no idea whether Harry Thomas, Jr. or his organization have done anything wrong. However, I have no confidence in DC Attorney General Nickles to investigate or prosecute any politician with fairness and impartiality. I view AG Nickles only as Mayor Fenty's personal lawyer, whose salary is paid, unfortunately, by DC taxpayers. I voted for the initiative to make the AG position an elective one primarily because of AG Nickles and how he has run his office.

Posted by: UndecidedVoter | December 6, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

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