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A former District of Columbia councilmember has been sentenced to three years  and two months in prison for stealing more than $350,000 in government funds. Harry Thomas Jr. was sentenced  Thursday in federal court in Washington. Prosecutors had asked for a  term of nearly four years. Thomas’ lawyers requested an 18-month prison  sentence. Thomas pleaded guilty in January to embezzling hundreds of  thousands of dollars earmarked for youth sports and arts programs. Thomas  had been a longtime advocate for youth sports. He resigned his seat after the  charges were filed, and submitted a letter of apology before the sentencing  hearing.

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