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May 03, 2012

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Darren McKinney

Let's try to stay focused, Ms. Sieverding. This article is about the lying, cheating, thieving man-child Harry Thomas, a former member of the D.C. City Council. This Mr. Thomas deserves the sentence he got and then some, and anti-terrorism efforts have nothing to do with it. Let's hope Council members Jim Graham and Michael Brown, Council chair Kwame Brown, and Mayor Vincent Gray are similarly prosecuted before too long. And let's hope Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry is soon held to account by an even higher power. Maybe then D.C. government will stop stinking as it does now.

Kay Sieverding

My understanding is that the feds cut way back on corruption prosecutions after 9/11, when they transferred all their resources into preventing terrorism, and that is one reason why there has been such an increase in corruption.

I'd like to know more about what happened with Andrew Thomas. He was a d.a. in Maricopa County Arizona and he brought some RICO charges against local government officials. The next thing I hear the officials charged are getting half a million payments. Then there are claims that Andrew Thomas knew the people that he prosecuted and that he had political motivation to do so. It seems to me that all d.a.s know all local government officials. Then the State of Arizona brought in John Gleason, who has been the attorney regulation counsel in Colorado for 30 some years. Now, Andrew Thomas has been disbarred and they are trying to make him pay $554,000 "for discipline". That certainly seems like a criminal punishment to me. I couldn't figure out from reading the articles what exactly Andrew Thomas did that was so wrong or what procedure he received. I feel sorry for him.

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