Loose Lips

Kwame’s Speech Canceled, Then Postponed

Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown did not, as previously planned, give a speech today on local business development to  a small number of  construction and development types.

A day after LL broke the news last week that Brown, who resigned in June and pleaded guilty to bank fraud, was set to give a speech about the city's Certified Business Enterprise program, one of the speech's organizers said the event was off. Jason Parker Johnson, executive director of the Washington Development Industry Council, sent an email to the nonprofit's members at 1:47 p.m. last Tuesday saying the event was cancelled, according to an email string obtained by LL. But less than an hour later, he sent another email saying the speech "has not been cancelled but postponed." Johnson didn't give a new date for the rescheduled shindig. Johnson has not returned emails seeking comment and the phone number at the WDIC, which has a very low profile in this town, is disconnected.

Brown, who LL no longer has a working phone number for and couldn't reach immediately, is set to be sentenced in September. Meanwhile, he shared this nugget of wisdom the same day his speech was postponed.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • Truth

    Is this really news? Time to drop the "fully loaded" and let the man get on with his life.

  • umis habit hummm

    Damn, was the man supposed to get paid for this event?
    I'm with Truth, let dawg get on with his life. What's left of it anyway.

  • Dc fraud

    WDIC is the group that has been paying off Kwame. Let by Coutland Cox and it's pay to play if you follow the money you will see how deep the rabbit hole is. Courtland was a prestigious former head of the LBOC. Since, he is trying to find a quick way to retire. Reward those that put DC residents to work and punish those who don't. In Ward 7 these crooks committed fraud when they hid that Hess Construction at HD Woodson did not utilize DC Residents. The committed fraud when they claimed that Hess did a good job. People should go to jail!!!!

  • Petworthian

    Anytime Kwame is near public dollars the press should pay attention. If he's doing public good the attention can help him regain public trust, if not ...

    Thanks Suderman!

  • WARD4NDC

    Please let it go. No one cares about Kwame Brown. He's in the past.

  • Cap City Records Panhandler

    Scrub 4IFE!

  • Wiley, E

    Fuckem all

  • Wiley, E Old Dept of Corr

    I still say FUCKEM All

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