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FBI, IRS At Harry Thomas' Home: Ward 5 D.C. Councilmember Not Arrested

12/02/2011 10:34 am ET | Updated Dec 02, 2011

WASHINGTON -- The FBI is at the home of D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5), according various reports Friday morning.

Thomas was sued by D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan for misdirecting $300,000 in city money through his Team Thomas non-profit organization for personal use, including an Audi SUV and outings to Hooters and Pebble Beach. Thomas settled with the D.C. attorney general but has remained under investigation.

While information about the search is still developing,the councilmember has not been arrested. The FBI is, apparently, interested in the councilmember's SUV.

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), who has been spearheading new ethics reform, says "It puts the point that ethics reform is urgent," according to WTOP's Mark Segraves, who also reports that the Internal Revenue Service is part of the search.

Washington City Paper has put together a "Beginner’s Guide" to scandal involving the councilmember, son of a legendary Ward 5 councilmember.

Washington City Paper also reports that law enforcement officials took "two or three garbage bags' worth of materials out of Thomas' house and put them in a vehicle." A tow truck was positioned on Thomas' 17th Street cul-du-sac.

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