City Desk

No More House Arrest for Kwame Brown

If you've been wanting to stay out late with disgraced former D.C. Council chairman Kwame Brown, now's your chance. Brown's court-imposed house arrest and curfew, which lasted for six months after Brown pleaded guilty to felony bank fraud last November, expired today.

Along with release from his 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, Brown will also lose the ankle bracelet that tracked his movements, according to the conditions of his sentencing. Fred Cooke, Brown's attorney, didn't respond to a request for comment.

The end of the sentence comes a little a few days too late to be ideal for Brown, however. In April, he applied for permission to travel to his nephew's graduation from May 4 to 6 as a "surrogate father" in place of his brother, Che Brown, who is serving three months in prison on his own bank fraud charge. Judge Richard Leon denied Brown's request, even though the house arrest ended just a week later.

Brown still has to serve two years of probation on the bank fraud charge and a campaign finance violation.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

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  • Angelina

    OMG!!!
    All this man wanted was to attend a graduation, not leave the COUNTRY! And I don't think anyone believes that he was a FLIGHT RISK. Shame on you Judge Richard Leon!

  • Angelina

    FRED COOKE, keep up the good work you do for so many!

  • Typical DC BS

    WAAAH. Poor Kwame couldn't get his house arrest shortened to attend his nephew's graduation, in the place of his equally idiotic brother doing time also.

    Spare me - this moron deserves a LOT more punishment than he got.

  • Washingtonian8

    I agree with Angelina that Kwame Brown is no flight risk. I will go further and say that I'm not convinced that he had to be forced out of office. The whole affair with Brown reminds me of a Greek tragedy. So much was forfeited for so little. This is a movie that ought to be made.

  • noodlez

    WHO CARES!!!

    NEXT.

  • Wait, What?

    NEXT is right - c'mon, Mr. Machen, indict Vinny already.

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