Posts Tagged ‘Kwame Brown’

Collateral Damage

This past week was not a good one for former D.C. Council chairman and convicted felon Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown. First, a judge denied his request to be allowed to travel to North Carolina as a part of a college tour for District youngsters that he says he’s been a part of in past years. [...]

Feds Wants Kwame Brown’s Brother to Do Six Months in Prison

The U.S. Attorney's Office wants Che Brown, brother of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown to spend six months in prison for committing bank fraud, according to a recent court filing.
Che Brown pleaded guilty in December to falsifying his income on bank documents. It was the same felony charge that Kwame Brown pleaded [...]

At-Large Candidate Says Bankruptcy Won’t Hurt Chances

LL recently checked through court records to see if any of the candidates for the special at-large D.C. Council race had any legal problems involving stealing large amounts of public funds or lying on a bank loan application in order to buy a boat. Everyone passed!
But LL did find a bankruptcy filing by John Settles, [...]

Graham Headed to Children’s Trust Board

Just about four years ago to the day, former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. helped throw a pricey party at the Wilson Building to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Dubbed the "51st State Inaugural Ball," the fiesta didn't raise enough money selling $51 tickets to cover its costs (which included a performance [...]

The 2012 Loosies

Oh 2012, what turmoil you brought to D.C. politics. Two councilmembers who started the year as elected officials are either in federal prison or under house arrest wearing an electronic monitoring device. Vince Gray appears to have weathered a summer storm that saw the U.S. Attorney’s Office allege that the mayor benefited from an illegal [...]

Feds: No “Clean Bill of Health” For Kwame Brown’s 2008 Campaign

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen announced today that he anticipates filing no further criminal charges related to former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown's 2008 campaign. But Machen also implied that there was some hinky stuff going on in the campaign and urged the Board of Elections to continue its own investigation. Machen's announcement came [...]

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 [...]

Which Former Councilmember Improperly Got Out of a Ticket?

It's a Thanksgiving mystery: An unnamed former D.C. councilmember managed to make a traffic ticket disappear even after the Department of Motor Vehicles had already denied his request to have the ticket dismissed, according to a new audit released by the city's inspector general.
In January 2011, the councilmember had his chief of staff send a [...]

Mayor Gray Celebrates Being 70

Yesterday was a day of contrasts for two Ward 7 politicians first elected to the council in 2004. Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown was sentenced to six months of home detention and escorted into D.C. Superior Court in handcuffs and shackles.
A few hours later, Mayor Vince Gray was schmoozing with pals, staff, [...]

Kwame Brown In Custody, Sentenced to 6 Months House Arrest

Let's hope former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown has a nice TV, as he's about to have plenty of down time.
Brown, who resigned from the council this summer and pleaded guilty to lying on a loan application in order to buy a boat, was sentenced this morning to spend the rest of the [...]