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.
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