Nickles to issue another subpoena for Team Thomas records
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."
| November 23, 2010; 4:19 PM ET
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