Loose Lips

Kwame Brown, on a Comeback?

Been wondering what former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown has been up to since he resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud? Well, wonder no more.

Brown will be giving a lecture next Wednesday on the District's Certified Business Enterprise program (which is supposed to direct city contracting to local businesses and help them grow, but has had its fair share of problems.)

The shindig will be held at the lawfirm of Warner Session, and is part of a lecture series being organized by the Washington Development Industry Council, a pro-CBE advocacy group. The group says it is a nonprofit, but LL couldn't find any of its tax records. The phone number listed on its website does not work.

Brown's listed phone number isn't working either, so LL's not sure what to make of this lecture. Is Brown, who has a very good chance of not having to serve any prison time for the bank fraud, plotting a political comeback? Who knows—but note the present tense in the invitation to Brown's lecture:

"As a native of Washington, former Chairman Brown has long been an active proponent of making sure that government remains open, transparent and responsive to the needs of residents. He has been a longtime friend of CBEs, and continues to respond to the needs of the community by focusing on improving the City’s efforts to stimulate the economy.

The full invite, after the jump:

  • fraudweary

    Please save us from these crooks!

  • madward7res

    hey alan....this is a sick joke....right???

  • Really?

    Al? Really? Ain't the focus on this rag/blog DC politics? So now the black man can't make a living?

  • “Bring That Ball, Meat!”

    The underachieving CBE program is the only place that will have him, phone number or not.

  • Praise Bad Expect Good

    America loves to praise Bad and expect when people act good.

    The Media has capitalized on George Zimmerman, the Dark Knight Movie Killer, and these political crooks. They receive more attention than those who honestly work hard for a living and uphold the true values of America.

    How can you honestly convince someone that being honest, true, and morally fit superceeds evil doings when you have a greater chance of being interviewed or having multiple news articles written about you when your in the wrong?

    Kwame Brown speaking on behalf of anyone right now is a disgrace, and its a shame that his knowledge is worth anything important to the people.

  • noodlez

    NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT WHAT KWAME BROWN IS DOING NOW!

    OR IS THIS A PRECURSOR OF WHAT IS TO COME? SILLYMON BROWN'S CARCASS IS SO DECOMPOSED FROM YOU PICKING OVER IT THAT KWAME WILL NOW FILL THE VOID OF YOUR NEVER ENDING SAGA OF SUBMITTING NOTHING ASS WRITE-UPS ABOUT NOBODY'S.

    FOLKS THIS HERE IS PROOF POSITIVE OF THE RACIAL BIAS!

  • 8thQ

    Oh God, please no.

  • Skipper

    Kwame needs some money to buy Kwame some nice clothes.

  • KeepInItReal

    Kwame ain't the one to do it but there is a need out there for public support of local and small business development in the District. The city agency whose job it is to help them was destroyed by Adrian Fenty and, thus far, I don't see anything has changed much.

  • RUKidding

    This racoon needs to go somewhere and hide. Please Kwame don't rear your ugly head...we don't want to see it!

  • ruby bee

    When will all of you stop. You(white people) do not like it when black people do not buck dance and plead. At lest he is not asking you for a D... thing. I heard KWAME has interviewed for a position at the Wold Bank.

  • KeepInItReal

    African Americans should elect the first Republican Mayor in this town. These Democrats may as well be from Mississippi.

  • DCGovcorruption

    Kwame Brown should be getting ready for the Penitentiary. No more under the table kick backs which you got away with by pleading guilty to mortgage fraud. I am writing a letter to the judge to request that you get at least 1 year in the slammer.

  • name

    I can't wait to gentrify the rest of the fools out of this town.

  • MJ

    Guys, guys, guys. Boats are expensive and Kwame is trying to making an honest living off an organization foolish enough to associate with him. What's wrong with that?

  • umis habit hummm

    What do you expect the guy to do? The unemployment check was about $350 a week the last I heard. Let him make a legal buck wherever he can. (Kwame, don't forget to claim any income you receive when you file each week.
    Wink, wink).

    IMO Kwame got shafted by the system. It is highly doubtful he would have been found guilty by a jury of his peers for falsifying a loan application.

    He couldn't afford a top rate lawyer to defend himself and would have gone even deeper in debt if he had not been coerced to plead guilty for something quite a few people are guilty of having done at one time or another in life.

    See what happens when you can't afford a top rate lawyer?
    We have a White man one step away from the Mayor's office because of KB's shortsightedness. This is not to say Phil is not a decent man. Heck, I might even vote for him if he runs for Mayor one day. I am no where near against having a White Mayor in DC as long as he is elected by DC voters without the chicanery put in motion around the questionable campaign activites of Gray's people. The man is paying quite a price for his lax/lapses of judgement. That ought to be enough punishment considering the large numbers of pols who fell into the Thompson/Harris web. I read somewhere that those pols can donate the money from those two to the US Treasury. Sounds like a plan to me. It wouldbe a very small donation to the resources squandered on Vince/FenceGate. I find it unbelieveble the Feds have squandered so much time and money to net one jail term (so far) with the others looking at suspended sentences or small amounts of time behind bars. That is except Ms. Harris, of course.

    Talk about waste!!!! And to what end? A likeable White
    man one step from the corner office at the Wilson Building?

  • umis habit hummm

    name@14: Please keep spouting your racist rhetoric. It is the one thing that will make voters (black & white), see what this stuff is really all about. Some of my very dear White friends have already awakened and smelled the coffee. Comments like #14 will make many others aware of the hidden agenda so many people call the plan. That is not the way to win elections nor is it the way to get thinking voters to vote for your candidate. Ask WaPo and Adrian Fenty.

  • nowaitaminit

    What do you expect the guy to do? The unemployment check was about $350 a week the last I heard. Let him make a legal buck wherever he can. (Kwame, don't forget to claim any income you receive when you file each week.
    Wink, wink).

    IMO Kwame got shafted by the system. It is highly doubtful he would have been found guilty by a jury of his peers for falsifying a loan application.

    He couldn't afford a top rate lawyer to defend himself and would have gone even deeper in debt if he had not been coerced to plead guilty for something quite a few people are guilty of having done at one time or another in life.

    See what happens when you can't afford a top rate lawyer?
    We have a White man one step away from the Mayor's office because of KB's shortsightedness. This is not to say Phil is not a decent man. Heck, I might even vote for him if he runs for Mayor one day. I am no where near against having a White Mayor in DC as long as he is elected by DC voters without the chicanery put in motion around the questionable campaign activites of Gray's people. The man is paying quite a price for his lax/lapses of judgement. That ought to be enough punishment considering the large numbers of pols who fell into the Thompson/Harris web. I read somewhere that those pols can donate the money from those two to the US Treasury. Sounds like a plan to me. It wouldbe a very small donation to the resources squandered on Vince/FenceGate. I find it unbelieveble the Feds have squandered so much time and money to net one jail term (so far) with the others looking at suspended sentences or small amounts of time behind bars. That is except Ms. Harris, of course.

    Talk about waste!!!! And to what end? A likeable White
    man one step from the corner office at the Wilson Building?

  • name required

    Picture, if you will, how bizarre it would be to move a bunch of organized, educated, polite, well-raised, ethical people into Appalachia next to trailer homes with cars on blocks in the front yard and unruly, undisciplined morons all around. This is what it is like to live in DC right now. You have educated, well-raised, intelligent people living next to undisciplined, unethical, violent, ignorant people. And the sad thing is, instead of the these ignorant people seeing what improvement looks like and finally modeling themselves after the role models that they claim they never had, they puff out their chests and act even worse in order to stay loyal to their brand. Truly pathetic. It is time for a change in the guard.

  • nowaitaminit

    name required #19: Picture how bizaarre it would be to move a bunch of organized some (but some not all) educated, (supposedly) polite, well-raised (by their slaves), (non) ethical people into the slave quarters next to the cabins where there are no front yards and non-schooled forced laborers all around.......

    Well you get thi picture

  • nowaitaminit

    With all due respect, Mr. Suderman, how could you allow the #19 post and not the rebuttal at #21?

  • Mike Madden

    @nowaitaminit --

    As we've explained before, the comment moderation is automated; our WordPress blog software flags some comments for moderation, not a person. When we're able to clear the moderation queue, we do.

  • nowaitaminit

    Mike Madden, new at this so thanks for the info and the post.

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