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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/27/2012

DeMorning Links: Breach of trust


Thomas will be sentenced Thursday. (Jahi Chikwendiu - The Washington Post)

The long-awaited D.C. Council report on how former member Harry Thomas Jr. was able to steal nearly $350,000 via the nonprofit Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. is released. The Post’s Tim Craig has a first look at the report, which “portrays the trust as an organization that gave Thomas preferential treatment and did not abide by its own rules, inappropriately accelerated payments to a group Thomas controlled, had lax oversight over how taxpayer money was used, and succumbed to influence from a top Thomas staffer, Neil Rodgers.” And yet, it “raises as many questions as it answers,” and report author Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) wants subpoena authority to find out more.

In other news:

Breaking: Arrest made in hammer attacks that killed Colorado tourist (Post)

Watch Marion Barry’s combative performance at the budget hearing (WRC-TV, WTTG-TV, WJLA-TV)

When you think about Anacostia, try to keep the imperialistic thinking to a minimum (Housing Complex)

Muriel Bowser continues to employ double-dipper as part-timer (WAMU-FM)

Metro fare hikes are a done deal (Post)

Harry Jaffe has kind words for mayoral sustainability, education plans: “Vince Gray and his team are climbing out of the pit they created for themselves.” (Examiner)

Also these kind words for sustainability plan: “It is comprehensive, bold, and visionary.” (Demos)

Gray administration is at odds with United Medical Center board over turnaround plan (WBJ)

Closing failed charter schools is not cheap (D.C. Schools Insider, Examiner)

D.C.’s grade on tree report card: “incomplete” (Casey Trees

Metro fare evasion is slightly more sophisticated than gate-jumping (WTTG-TV)

Jeffrey Thompson pondered putting a catering business on his Poplar Point plot (Loose Lips)

D.C. jail officer pleads guilty to assaulting inmate (WUSA-TV)

Some Smithsonian eateries are kinda dirty (WUSA-TV)

Latest bid to improve film business: $100K feasibility study (Examiner)

Big landlords irate over proposal to slash interest rate on property tax overpayments (WBJ)

United Medical Center’s birthing partnership with MedStar looks to be over (WBJ)

D.C. 2011 tourist tally: 17.8 million, $5 billion in spending (Examiner)

Cathy Lanier charms gay Republican group; “I wish she’d run for mayor,” says one (Metro Weekly)

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