Feds Charge Kwame Brown’s Brother With Bank Fraud
A criminal information was filed today against Che Brown, the brother of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown.
Che Brown faced one count of bank fraud, for allegedly submitting false documents to GMAC Mortgage indicating that he had “$35,000 of income that he, in fact, never received,” the filing says.
A criminal information almost always indicates that a plea deal has been reached. Brown’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Che Brown’s alleged crime is almost identical to the one that cost Kwame Brown his job on the council. Kwame Brown resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud this summer; he submitted false documents inflating his income on loan applications.
But Kwame Brown also pleaded guilty this summer to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge that involved his brother. Kwame Brown admitted that he knew Che Brown would be making payments in excess of $50 cash, a violation of campaign law, to other individuals. No charges have been filed related to Che Brown’s conduct on his brother’s campaigns.
Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, says he has no comment on any campaign finance-related issues.
As it happens, Che Brown also pleaded guilty in the mid-1990s to bank fraud. That case involved Che Brown illegally obtaining $30,000 in order to purchase a Toyota Celica.
Photo courtesy of @chebrownsales