Loose Lips

Read the Government’s Case Against Kwame Brown

Federal prosecutors are charging D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown with one count of bank fraud in a criminal information filed today in U.S. District Court. That means it's part of a plea deal—informations can only be filed with the agreement of the defendant.

Read the charges here:

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  • Wait, What?

    Buh-Bye, Fully Loaded. Please cut the taxpayers a check for your Navigator use on your way to the hoosegow. Thanks.


  • sb

    If he pleads before resigning, will that count as a felony conviction to keep him from running again in the future?

  • Throw The Book


  • Bruno

    This is it? Really? At the height of the boom years of fast and easy subprime mortgage lending where banks didn't bother to check incomes or conduct home appraisals, this is what they get him on? Misrepresenting income and home values? Many homeowners tried to game the system and many banks spread this risk around and crashed the economy. Yes this was bad but is it worse than steering contracts to frat buddies, giving contracts to girl friends, sponsoring medallion legislation because your chief of staff was on the take?

    Probably not--- this looks much more politically motivated.

  • Politicsasusual

    @ Bruno

    I totally agree with your comments. This seems like an agenda.

  • Truth

    @Bruno and Politicasusual.......This IS A PLEA DEAL!!!!! Kwame made a deal, so the real charges he admitted too, will never be disclosed to the public.....

  • watchingtoo

    DC has had its glory days in the 70's and 80's, it is gone now. Glory days consisted of blacks who cared for each other and who cared for the black child. It also consisted of the black civil rights era.
    How can top level career blacks think that if a place gets rid of poorer blacks that they are not next. So stupid!!!
    Any place that abuses poor blacks will suffer the way DC will.

  • Drez

    Yeah, they have more on him.
    The only reason to plea is if he thinks he'll get worse at trial.

  • StrangeFruit

    @ Bruno,

    My sentiments exactly!

  • ToiletLawmakers

    Way to go Machen! One measly count...with all your lawyering skills couldn't you come up with something substantive. Given this, you will now have to go about in the District looking for every person who obtained a home loan without having his or her income verified and CHARGE THOSE PERSONS WITH BANK FRAUD.

    Something backwards happened here, should not the bank have been charged with bank fraud...geez, where is your logic?