Posts Tagged ‘Kwame Brown’

Gray on Mendo: “You’re Not Going to Find Anybody More Hard-Working”

Mayor Vince Gray has a new D.C. Council chairman to work with, or clash with, as the case may be.
And at an event touting the District's new social media initiative this afternoon, Gray tried his best to get things off to a good start between his administration and new Wilson Building heavyweight Phil Mendelson, who was [...]

Kwame Brown Pleads Guilty


Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown just pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud, a federal felony.
After a quick court hearing, Brown gave a statement to reporters outside the E. Barrett Prettyman federal courthouse, where he stressed his love for the District, his regret for his wrongdoing, his innocence against allegations of [...]

Attention on Che

Yesterday, former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown stressed to his colleagues in a private meeting that the wrongdoing that led to his resignation was of a private nature, unrelated to his public life, according to several councilmembers present.
Yeah, maybe not so much. Today Brown was charged with a misdemeanor offense related to his [...]

Kwame Brown Now Faces Campaign Finance Charge

A day after he resigned and was charged with felony bank fraud in federal court, former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown was charged with violating the District's campaign finance laws during his 2008 re-election campaign. In a court filing today in D.C. Superior Court, prosecutors say Brown authorized a relative of his to open a [...]

Fully Unloaded

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown’s remarks at last week’s memorial service for Chuck Brown were unusually edgy for a funeral.
“I am go-go,” Brown said, as his speech moved from praising the go-go Godfather’s influence to confronting his own foes—real and imagined. “To the media: You better get that right,” he said. Then it [...]

A Kwame Brown Reader

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown will resign his seat soon, he told colleagues today. Here are some past Washington City Paper stories about Brown:

Aug. 20, 2004: "Brown is the Manchurian Candidate of D.C. politics. The son of veteran pol Marshall Brown, the 33-year-old native Washingtonian seems groomed for this year’s contest. Brown often [...]

“I’m Not Worried One Bit”

Disgraced former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., in October 23, 2011, Washington Post profile by Tim Craig: "I have good lawyers and people who deal with the legal process, and I am confident through the legal process I will be vindicated ...  My job now is to assure that the citizens of Ward 5 continue [...]

Read the Government’s Case Against Kwame Brown

Federal prosecutors are charging D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown with one count of bank fraud in a criminal information filed today in U.S. District Court. That means it's part of a plea deal—informations can only be filed with the agreement of the defendant.
Read the charges here:

Kwame Brown to Resign

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown has told his colleagues he'll resign, several councilmember told LL after a closed meeting in the Wilson Building. He also apologized to the council.
Brown said his pending guilty plea had nothing to do with his public life, according to several councilmembers.
He'll be making a public statement later today, [...]

Kwame Brown: “I Have No Plans To Resign”

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown told reporters today that he has no plans to resign his office and that he broke no laws during his 2008 re-election campaign, which federal authorities have been investigating for about a year now.
The comments come after several days of intense speculation at the Wilson Building over Brown's [...]