Skip to comments.Criminal charges filed against D.C. Council chairman
Posted on 06/06/2012 2:48:52 PM PDT by jazusamo
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown was charged Wednesday with one count of bank fraud for lying on a loan application between 2005 and 2007, delivering a historic blow to a city government that has seen unprecedented legal woes and eroded the publics trust.
A criminal information filed in U.S. District Court for the District states that Mr. Brown, who has seen mounting scrutiny over a federal probe into his 2008 re-election campaign, falsified documents in 2005 in order to inflate his income to qualify for loans on his Ward 7 Hillcrest neighborhood home and boat.
Mr. Brown overstated his income as an at-large D.C Council member by tens of thousands of dollars on the home equity loan he filed with Industrial Bank in September 2005, according to the information. The filing of a criminal information typically signals that a plea agreement is in the works.
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Another Kwame busted...
All he has to do is get caught smoking crack with a hooker and he’ll be mayoral material..
and the people of DC think they actually deserve home rule. They’re like children with matches..
Seems a lot of them on that Council are going for it. :-)
Don’t worry....he won’t resign until the case is wrapped up and he’s convicted (likely Feb of 2013). The mayor will also be facing charges, and likely leaves by April of 2013 as well. The thing I like about the DC city council folks....they all keep getting paychecks while they wait for the case to occur in court.
Secretly, I think almost all the members of the DC council are mostly bankrupt and really need the monthly check to survive.
This group also voted themselves out from complying with their own lax ethics regulations. Temporarily. For a little bit.
I’d rather see them all in Orange Prison suits.
‘Kwame Brown’.... nice Amish name.... just like Jacob Yoder!
I just moved from WDC to UT after 30 years of “living” there. I believe the WDC City Council all are either under investigation, indicted, under ethics investigation or something. What a bunch of clowns...DIMocRAT clowns. While the city is only about 50% black, almost all are black. Racists. The whole WDC government is a circus...a pathetic sad circus.
“Kwame” is African for “dumbsh*t”.
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That said, the city has come a looooong way since the Marion Barry days. We went into receivership, which started to straighten things out, and then we had a goodly spell of honest and reasonably competent leadership through the Anthony Williams and Adrian Fenty eras. Not perfect, but if Williams and Fenty were the norm rather than the exceptions, we wouldn't find it so easy to use urban democrats as a punching bag.
We've now taken a step backwards, but I think it's temporary. Fenty turned Michelle Rhee loose on the schools, and she was actually able, among other things, to fire several hundred incompetent teachers. (Did I mention that we have some DC public schools that are actually turning the corner ....) This enraged the unions, and Vincent Gray ran an insurgency campaign in the democrat primary as an unabashed union tool with an implicit agenda of bringing back the old ways. He won, and the clown show is back. Sad.
Many of us, however, think our current travails are the last hurrah of the old guard. Marion Barry still hangs around in Ward 8, but he's an embarassment even to the democrats. Today he's an interesting curiousity that belongs stuffed and mounted in the Smithsonian, in an exhibit on the history of the democrat party. No longer a threat. Meanwhile, the grifters who have been unleashed since Gray took office have got a good many democrats across the city regretting that they tossed Fenty over the side.
Meanwhile, the city continues to gentrify. Traffic just gets worse in the 'burbs, and the suburban cowboys are discovering that there are great neighborhoods that don't involve crossing a bridge or crawling along I 270/95/66 twice a day. We have more kids in private and charter schools than are left in DC public schools. We were still majority black, barely, in the last census (50.7%), but we've probably tipped by now, and the old racial howl at the moon politics doesn't fly anymore. Maryland's politicians are just as silly as ours, and the hispanic gangs are taking over large swaths of northern Virginia, so the nonsense factors are evening out. I think this city has a great future, provided the Tea Party doesn't sweep the board in November and move the Capitol to Montana.
I went to DC a few years ago and swore I’d never go back. I’ve been a lot of places and other than Philadelphia I’ve never been intimidated. The DC panhandlers are aggressive. At night black “yutes” took over the shopping mall, lined up in a row walking down the aisle, daring anyone not to move out of their way. Everyone warned us not to go out past sundown. This was in Georgetown. I thought the city was a cesspool.