It's been a week of highs and lows for disgraced former D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown. Already humiliated last year after taking bribes in sports team merchandise, he saw shadow campaign maestro Jeff Thompson drag his name through the mud a little more this Monday as he described Brown taking a $200,000 payoff to drop out of the 2006 [...]
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Disgraced former At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown has admitting receiving more illicit help from an individual resembling businessman Jeff Thompson in his 2008 run for office, according to new court filings.
Brown already admitted receiving off-the-books money from the unnamed businessman in an unsuccessful 2007 Ward 4 run after he was caught in an FBI bribery sting last June. But the [...]
"Do you have the piece of the piece?" – former At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown, Nov. 17 and Nov. 19, 2012.
LL hasn't been ranking the top quotes of 2013, but let's be real. Michael Brown won the year. Not in the sense of actually winning, of course, since Brown, who started the year with a frontrunner election campaign [...]
The District’s political world felt like it spent most of 2013 in the waiting room: waiting for U.S. Attorney Ron Machen to charge somebody, waiting for Mayor Vince Gray to announce whether he would run again, waiting for the wave of criminal councilmembers to subside (adios, Michael Brown!). 2013 was a two-hour movie trailer, 365 [...]
2013: what a year for words. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Paul Quander worried about something "untoward" in the ambulance fires, and Ron Machen insisted that there's "there there" in his investigation into political corruption. Vince Gray told Muriel Bowser to "bring it on," and Marion Barry nominated the National Park Service for "Mofo of the Month."
On Dec. 30, LL will start running blog posts on the [...]
Kaya Henderson isn't leaving D.C. to work for Bill de Blasio. [Informer, WAMU, Post]
David Catania says there's an "extremely high" chance he'll run in the general election if Vince Gray wins the primary. [Post]
Michael Brown gets a new court date. [Post]
So do Jeff Thompson associates. [LL]
Jim Graham likes poll, not enough to make sure it's paid for. [LL, Post]
Post ed board goes in for another round of [...]
Disgraced ex-councilmember Michael Brown is going to Disney World! Or at least somewhere in the general vicinity. In a court order last week, a federal judge approved Brown's request to travel to Florida between Dec. 25 and Jan. 2 on a family trip.
This won't be Brown's first trip outside the D.C. area since pleading guilty [...]
If Vincent Orange has gotten you in the mood for a Wilson Building Halloween but you're crashing on a costume, LL has you covered:
Pigskins Mug Stuffed With Cash
What you'll need: A Pigskins shirt with Monopoly money tucked inside.
What you'll be: The holy grail for certain D.C. pols. Just make sure it's all on tape.
Sexy Robert Bobb
Jeff Thompson allegedly funded a shadow campaign-style effort for Hillary Clinton in 2008. [Post, LL, WAMU, Center for Public Integrity]
Clinton and Thompson: "They're pals." [CPI]
D.C. moves to revoke Adrian Fenty's group's nonprofit status. [WBJ]
Prosecutors want to delay Michael Brown's sentencing. [@ZoeTillman]
The Department of General Services wants to outsource one of its main jobs. [WBJ]
Surprise: District tickets drop when speed limits increase. [...]
The FBI bribery sting of Michael Brown revealed that the former at-large councilmember was an active and not particularly cautious phone user who would demand his "piece of the piece" in calls and text messages to federal agents. This week, people who interacted with Brown on his phone during the wiretap are hearing that they, too, [...]