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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
If you want to knock off an incumbent D.C. councilmember, it never hurts to start campaigning early. Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown did it when he beat Harold Brazil in 2004. And newly elected David Grosso spent more than a year campaigning in his successful bid to unseat Councilmember Michael Brown.
Now comes former ANC Commissioner Brianne [...]
Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown should spend six days in jail for his "shameless" crime of lying on a loan application in order to purchase a luxury boat, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The feds just posted their strongly worded argument for Brown's brief incarceration. Brown resigned from office and pleaded guilty [...]
During the 2010 D.C. Council chairman's race, Vincent Orange attacked his opponent Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown over Brown's dismal personal finances, which included more than $50,000 in unpaid credit card debt.
Brown, according to a former campaign aide, was angered by Orange's attacks and wanted to mount a vigorous rebuttal. But Brown was talked down, says the [...]
If disgraced former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown has any late night plans between now and his Nov. 13 sentencing for bank fraud, he'd better cancel them. After missing three pretrial phone check-ins, Brown was put on a curfew by Judge Richard Leon at a hearing this morning.
"This isn't the way you position yourself most [...]