Posts Tagged ‘Michael Brown’

Morning Links

Kenyan McDuffie, Tommy Wells say the obvious: Michael Brown plea makes the District government look bad. [WAMU]
Ron Machen's still after Jeffrey Thompson. [Examiner]
State Superintendent of Education resigns over husband's health [Examiner]
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants mayor to be able to call up National Guard [WAMU]
A guide to D.C. scandals, updated with Brown [WAMU]
Metro ending year [...]

Michael Brown and the Case of the Pigskins Mug

Former At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown's guilty plea yesterday left behind some questions. For most of them, like the question of who Brown is helping the feds investigate, we'll have to wait. But it shouldn't be too hard to find out why investigators used merchandise from local sports teams in their investigation—right?
Brown's first bribe, $15,000 in [...]

Michael Brown’s Plea Deal Points to Another Investigation

Michael Brown wanted "a piece of the piece," and he wanted it badly. Text messages and transcripts introduced in federal court today reveal the former at-large councilmember repeatedly asking to receive portions of what became a $55,000 bribe, in exchange for helping Maryland businessmen obtain fraudulent Certified Business Enterprise status. "It's not cheap to get [...]

Michael Brown Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Former At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in federal court today, a decision that could put him in prison for 37 months under a deal he struck with prosecutors.
Between July 2012 and March 2013, Brown accepted $55,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing a businessmen hoping to get official recognition [...]

Ron Machen’s Warnings Didn’t Work on Michael Brown

One thing that jumps out about the $55,000 former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown allegedly took in bribes from undercover FBI agents is when authorities say he started taking them: July 11, 2012. That's just one day after Vince Gray shadow campaign operative Jeanne Clarke Harris pleaded guilty in federal court on corruption charges.
U.S. Attorney Ron Machen used [...]

Read: Michael Brown Charged With Bribery

The bribery charge former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown told his supporters about last night was filed in federal court this morning, and you can read the charging documents below.
Brown's charged with bribery for accepting $55,000 from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen looking for Certified Business Enterprise certification. The information also seeks $35,000 in forfeited [...]

Morning Links

Ex-Councilmember Michael Brown tells supporters he'll plead guilty to federal bribery charges. [NBC 4, Post, WUSA9 LL, Examiner, WAMU]
D.C. Council and mayor clash over licenses for undocumented immigrants. [Examiner]
Marion Barry takes $6,800 in gifts from city contractors. [Post]
Crime up in D.C. elementary schools. [Examiner]

Sources: Michael Brown Says He Got Money From Jeff Thompson

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown, who told supporters last night he plans to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from an undercover FBI operation, has provided law enforcement officials with information about the man at the center of the ongoing federal probe into Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 campaign, according to people familiar with the investigations.
Brown [...]

Michael Brown Tells Supporters He’ll Plead Guilty to Bribery

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown told supporters tonight that he plans to plead guilty after being caught in a bribery sting.
The Washington Post was the first to report the conference call, after WUSA-TV's Bruce Johnson broke the news of the bribery charge.
The investigation by the FBI began a year and a half ago, according to [...]

Plurality Rules

One by one they came to celebrate at the Channel Inn, the Southwest waterfront hotel, restaurant, and bar whose glory days are long gone. Once a favorite hangout of Marion Barry, his mayoral administration’s insiders, and various hangers-on during the ’80s, the quirky joint will soon be torn down to make way for what seems [...]