Posts Tagged ‘Michael Brown’

Watch New Campaign Ads by Muriel Bowser and Lorie Masters

One commercial features Barack Obama, one doesn't.

With Election Looming, Pitts Leads At-Large Race in Cash Reserves

Khalid Pitts: the 9:30 Club candidate

The Case Against Vince Gray, Explained

The shadow campaigns, the straw donors, and the mayor

Just Like Old Times: Ex-Councilmembers Brown, Thomas Will Share Prison

LL noted the possibility in May, and now it's really happening: two disgraced former D.C. councilmembers will share a prison. In a letter Sunday to his one-time backers, Michael Brown said he's turning himself in today to serve his 39-month prison sentence at a minimum-security facility in Montgomery, Ala. That's the same place where former Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. passes his own 38-month sentence for stealing grant [...]

Michael Brown’s Ex-Campaign Treasurer Faces 16 Months in Plea Deal

Working as the treasurer for Councilmember Michael Brown's re-election 2012 campaign sent Hakim Sutton to Las Vegas, Rehoboth Beach, and even Greece, according to prosecutors. And now, it's about to send him to prison.
In a court hearing today, both the U.S. Attorney's Office and Sutton's own attorney agreed that Sutton has agreed to sign a plea deal. Under [...]

Michael Brown Apologizes, Sentenced to 39 Months

Former At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown—the son of former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and a man who once aspired to be mayor—will serve 39 months in prison on a bribery charge, a federal judge ruled today.
Brown, in court almost a year after he first pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from undercover federal agents in exchange for help getting them District contracts, apologized [...]

Michael Brown Sentenced to 39 Months in Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown was sentenced Thursday to 39 months in federal prison and 24 months of supervised release for taking bribes from undercover FBI agents.
Prosecutors had sought 43 months, largely because they said Brown initially didn't tell them about the $100,000 in illegal, off-the-books help he got from the District's premier shadowy financier, Jeff Thompson, [...]

Prosecutors on Michael Brown: Throw the Book at Him

Is ex-councilmember Michael Brown a committed crook on a "crime creep," or is he a good person who repeatedly finds himself breaking the law? Ahead of Brown's sentencing hearing next Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's Office and his defense team traded memos yesterday over whether Brown should receive the 43 months in prison that the government has recommended.
Prosecutors' response [...]

Morning Links

Feds want 43 months in prison for Michael Brown. [LL, Post]
Muriel Bowser declines offer to face David Catania on WAMU. [LL]
The search for Relisha Rudd continues on online radio station. [Post]
DMV clarifies dire driver's license reports. [WAMU]
D.C. officials are "raping" District residents, Deborah Simmons writes in a column that's improbably just about HOT lanes. [Times]
Department of Health ditches the 24-hour tattoo waiting period. [WAMU, Post]

Feds Want 43 Months for High-Living Michael Brown

Michael Brown had problems. He owed $1.46 million on his mortgage, an amount that had ballooned by nearly half its original size thanks to late fees. Brown had to make countless other payments to keep up his image as a successful at-large councilmember—a golf course membership, hotel stays, fancy shopping trips, even mortgage payments for other [...]

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