Danita Doleman, the director of the non-profit Youth Technology Institute, has been charged with lying on her taxes in connection with the Harry Thomas Jr. scandal.
Doleman, 46, was charged in D.C. federal court Wednesday with a single count of filing a false tax return. Doleman failed to report an additional $20,000 that she received from the Youth Technological Institute.
Doleman was tied to the investigation that led to the conviction of D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas Jr., who was sentenced last week to more than three years in prison for embezzling $350,000 meant for youth activities.
According to a charging affidavit signed by Thomas Jr., Doleman's Youth Technology Institute received $175,000 in grants from the city. Five thousand dollars was kicked back to Thomas, and $100,000 went to the D.C. Young Democrats to pay for an 2008 inauguration party at the Wilson Building, the papers and a law enforcement source said.
Doleman was charged by information Wednesday, an indication that typically means a plea deal is in the works. She faces a maximum of three years in prison plus fines and restitution.