Thomas Will Resign

1/6/2012, 10:14 a.m.

Embattled City Council member Harry Thomas Jr. announced on Thursday that he will resign his Ward 5 seat this weekend, according to reports.

Meanwhile, Thomas, 51, will appear in U. S. District Court Friday to enter a plea on embezzlement and filing a false tax return charges.

Upon his resignation, efforts will begin for a special election (within about 140 days) to fill the vacancy on the 13-member Council.