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  • Former Council Chairman Kwame Brown Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Campaign Finance Violation

    11/14/2012 7:23:42 PM PST · by Larry381 · 7 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | November 13, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia
    WASHINGTON—Kwame R. Brown, the former chairman of the council of the District of Columbia, was sentenced today to a day in confinement and six months of home detention on a federal charge of bank fraud. He also was ordered to perform 480 hours of community service. In a second proceeding later in the day, he was sentenced to probation on a separate criminal charge involving a violation of the District of Columbia’s campaign finance laws. The sentences were announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen, Jr.; James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office; and...
  • DC Council chair resigns after bank fraud charge (second councilmember to do so since January)

    06/06/2012 7:36:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/6/12 | Eric Tucker - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the District of Columbia Council resigned Wednesday effective immediately after being charged in federal court with lying about his income on bank loan applications. The bank fraud charge against Kwame R. Brown, one of the most influential power brokers in the D.C. government, is the latest allegation of criminal wrongdoing to roil local politics in the nation's capital. It means further shakeup on the council. Councilmember Phil Mendelson confirmed to The Associated Press that Brown had resigned. He had submitted a resignation letter by the end of the day. "I have made some very...
  • Criminal charges filed against D.C. Council chairman

    06/06/2012 2:48:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2012 | Tom Howell Jr. & Andrea Noble
    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 public’s 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...
  • EDITORIAL: The District’s backdoor gun ban

    10/10/2011 5:11:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2011 | Editorial
    Federal court weighs D.C.’s convoluted registration schemeWashington is doing everything it can to prevent residents from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. On Oct. 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the city’s ban on high-capacity magazines and firearms that happen to have a scary appearance. The judges left open the possibility that some of the other absurd rules - including the testing of a purchaser’s knowledge of local gun laws, vision tests, ballistics tests and fingerprinting - might go too far. A day after the ruling came down, The Washington Times’...
  • D.C. elections board refers Kwame Brown case to prosecutors

    07/07/2011 6:12:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2011 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The federal prosecutor for the District will investigate Kwame R. Brown’s re-election committee for suspected criminal violations of campaign finance law after city elections officials Thursday substantiated findings of widespread irregularities during the D.C. Council chairman’s 2008 re-election race. “It means we think there’s criminal activity here that needs to be looked into,” D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics Chairman Togo D. West Jr. said in a blunt assessment of the board’s decision to refer the case to the U.S. attorney’s office for the District. The board’s conclusions were based on an audit performed by the Office of Campaign Finance...
  • Kwame Brown (Washington Wizards) Charged with DUI (1.5 blood alcohol)

    08/20/2003 9:36:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 205+ views
    Police: Brown's BAC almost twice legal limit -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Associated Press BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Washington Wizards forward Kwame Brown has been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped while weaving along a highway near his hometown, according to a police report. Brown Brown's blood-alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit, and he smelled of alcohol and appeared unsteady on his feet during roadside sobriety tests about 3 a.m. Friday, Glynn County police officer Robert Sasser said in a report obtained Tuesday by The Georgia Times-Union. Brown, 21, was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence, having an open...
  • Michael Jordan Reportedly Used Anti-Gay Slurs to Harangue Wizards Player (My Title)

    05/08/2003 11:19:05 AM PDT · by Greg Luzinski · 67 replies · 832+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/7/03 | L. Jon Wertheim
    <p>At 40, Michael Jordan is job hunting. Is he a good hire?</p> <p>Scarcely had Michael Jordan left the NBA than he was back, once again the most talked-about man in basketball. The New York Times reported last weekend that Jordan was close to breaking ties with the Wizards, which led to news that he may hook on with the expansion Charlotte franchise, owned by Jordan's friend Robert Johnson.</p>