Washington -- It's a provocative question: Did Kellie Williams
, who played Steve Urkel's girlfriend Laura Winslow on the TV sit-com "Family Matters
" in the late 1980s and '90s, give a $25,000 kickback in the scheme that sent former D.C. Council Chairman Harry Thomas Jr. to federal prison?
That's what Washington City Paper's Loose Lips thinks might have happened:An examination of court records, tax filings, and emails obtained through several Freedom of Information Act requests raises the question of whether Kellie Williams
, the actress who played Laura Winslow, is the unnamed "Individual #1" who prosecutors say in court records used a youth arts program to help Thomas steal city money.
Thomas resigned from the council in January and later pleaded guilty in a scheme where he admitted to stealing more than $350,000 in government funds and filing false tax returns. In May, Thomas was sentenced to 38 months in prison.
Loose Lips says