Taxpayer Funded Leather Hotness

Dem spends stolen taxpayer money on leather chaps and exotic shoes


A Democratic D.C. council member who stole more than $350,000 of taxpayer money spent some of it on leather chaps and exotic shoes.

Washington City Paper reports:

As part of the exhibits filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in today's sentencing of Harry Thomas Jr., we learn a little bit more about where the disgraced former Ward 5 councilmember spent more than $350,000 of public money he stole.

For instance, when Thomas bought a $22,499 Victory motorcyle, he also spent more than $700 bucks on motorcycle apparel from a store in White Plains, Md. Those purchases include:

A leather shirt: $149.99

Chaps: $89.99 (LL called the store and confirmed that the chaps were, indeed, made of leather)

Novelty "Eagle" hat: $39.95

"Boss" leather jacket: $359.99