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Posted at 4:19 PM ET, 11/23/2010

Nickles to issue another subpoena for Team Thomas records

By Mike DeBonis

Saying the "tip of the iceberg had now been shown," Attorney General Peter Nickles said this afternoon that he will request further documentation of the activities of a nonprofit organization run by D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.

Thomas (D-Ward 5) disclosed today, pursuant to a city subpoena, that the organization, Team Thomas, had raised and spent in excess of $200,000 while he has served on the council. But he declined to list his donors or itemize the group's expenses -- raising concerns about whether groups or individuals with business before the council have given to Team Thomas.

Nickles said he will issue another subpoena tomorrow requiring Thomas to deliver detailed fundraising reports plus a "dollar for dollar financial statement" by Monday.

"This is a serious situation," he said. "This is not $300 at the bake sale."

Thomas vowed to fight Nickles's demands, renewing claims of a political vendetta. "We complied with his original order," he said. "It is becoming evident that this has become abuse of his office and his power."

By Mike DeBonis  | November 23, 2010; 4:19 PM ET
Categories:  DCision 2010, The District  
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Thomas can fight all he wants, the truth will still come out ...and if Thomas destroys evidence he might be forming a THREESOME in a cell with Jack and Leslie Johnson !!!!

Posted by: Improperbostonian | November 24, 2010 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Thomas can fight all he wants, the TRUTH will still come out ... and if he destroys evidence, he might find himself in a cell with Jack and Leslie Johnson as a THREESOME.

Posted by: Improperbostonian | November 24, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

The sooner Nickles gets out of town the better. A bitter old man.

Posted by: gordonbundy | November 24, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

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