Harry Thomas defaults on settlement agreement, AG says

WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia's attorney general says former D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. has defaulted on a settlement agreement to pay back $300,000 that he admitted stealing from district taxpayers.

Attorney General Irvin Nathan tells WTOP-FM that his office is working aggressively to recover the money.

Under his settlement, Thomas agreed to make six payments of $50,000 each. He made the first payment but missed a deadline for the second one.

The settlement stipulates that if Thomas doesn't pay, the city "may use all means available" to recover the money, including placing liens on Thomas' property.

Nathan declined to say what his office is doing but says he'll be taking action soon. Thomas declined to comment and referred questions to his attorney, Frederick Cooke, who did not return messages