Thomas also obtained three mortgages valued at $205,000 on the home of the child's mother, using her name without her knowledge, authorities said.
Separately, while employed as a financial advisor for
As part of the plea deal reached in the U.S. District Court of Maryland, Thomas agreed to repay $838,000 with his own funds and with proceeds from the sale of his real estate and several luxury cars.
Thomas faces a maximum 20-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine for mail fraud. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 3.