Posts Tagged ‘Kwame Brown’

Never Too Early: Jim Graham Gets Opponent for 2014

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 [...]

Feds Want Kwame Brown to Spend Six Days in Jail (Updated)

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 [...]

Michael Brown Goes On The Offensive

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 [...]

Kwame Brown Gets a Curfew

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 [...]

Kwame Due in Court for “Violation” Hearing

What is up with Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown? A new docket entry filed today says the former D.C. Council chairman is due in court Oct. 9 for a "hearing on violation."
But what is this alleged "violation?" That's the question. The U.S. Attorney's Office ain't talking, Brown's lawyer didn't respond to requests for comment, and two [...]

Judge: Kwame Brown Needs More Time To Cooperate

When former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown took a plea deal earlier this summer to charges of felony bank fraud and misdemeanor campaign finance fraud, part of the agreement was that he would cooperate in "any criminal investigation or prosecution" the feds were conducting.
Today a federal judge let the public know that Brown [...]

Navigatorgate: The Final Chapter

Yesterday, the D.C. Office of Contracting and Procurement denied a contract appeal from the leasing company that provided former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown a Lincoln Navigator that had a gray interior and was not fully loaded with the extra accoutrements that the newly elected chairman expected. Brown, of course, famously rejected that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Native Fed

Let no one accuse the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. of slacking. In the last seven months, the feds have turned District politics into one of the most entertaining real-life soap operas around.
There’s Harry Thomas Jr., who resigned in disgrace and pleaded guilty to stealing more than $350,000 to buy an Audi and a motorcycle. [...]