D.C Council member Mary Cheh (right), Ward 3 Democrat, will take over as council chairman with the resignation Wednesday evening of Kwame R. Brown. The council will meet next Wednesday to appoint one of the four at-large members as interim chairman. Mr. Brown was charged earlier in the day in federal court with one count of felony bank fraud involving a home-equity loan. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

D.C Council member Mary Cheh (right), Ward 3 Democrat, will take over as council chairman with the resignation Wednesday evening of Kwame R. Brown. The council will meet next Wednesday to appoint one of the four at-large members as interim chairman. Mr. Brown was charged earlier in the day in federal court with one count of felony bank fraud involving a home-equity loan. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)