Kwame Brown Now Faces Campaign Finance Charge
A day after he resigned and was charged with felony bank fraud in federal court, former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown was charged with violating the District's campaign finance laws during his 2008 re-election campaign. In a court filing today in D.C. Superior Court, prosecutors say Brown authorized a relative of his to open a "side account" for campaign contributions, from which that relative made cash expenditures on behalf of the campaign in excess of $50—which meant they should have been reported.
Here's the charging document:
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Brown's attorney, Fred Cooke Jr., didn't immediately return a request for comment on the new charge.
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