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  • US Attorney: Investigation of Brown campaign over

    The U.S. Attorney's Office says it has concluded its criminal investigation of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown's 2008 campaign.

  • Former DC official's brother pleads guilty

    The brother of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has pleaded guilty to bank fraud — the same charge that forced Kwame Brown to resign his seat.

  • Bonds wins interim D.C. Council seat

    The D.C. Democratic State Committee selected its chairwoman, Anita Bonds, to fill a vacant seat on the city's legislative body until a special election this spring.

  • D.C. Mayor Gray seeks to move on after probes

    U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. followed a public shaming of the former D.C. Council chairman this week with a vow to "ensure public trust" — a pledge sure to be tested as he resolves his probe into Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign, the last in a trio of investigations that blazed a path this year from city hall to the federal courthouse.

  • Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is released from federal court after being sentenced to one day in custody and six months of home detention for lying on loan applications, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Brown was also found guilty on a misdemeanor campaign finance violation in Superior Court Judge earlier in the day but will not face jail time on that charge as long as he stays out of trouble. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Brown sentenced to a day of custody, 6 months home detention

    A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown to an afternoon in custody for lying on loan documents, making him the second city lawmaker to lose his liberty in front of the public he was elected to serve.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

    Ethics issue looms over D.C. campaigns

    Voters in the District will decide Tuesday whether to reshape the D.C. Council in election contests that serve as a referendum on the makeup of a body that has faced a steady trickle of ethical problems in the past two years.

  • Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (left) enters the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse for his plea hearing in Washington, D.C., Friday, June 8, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

    Prosecutors want six days in jail for Kwame Brown

    Federal prosecutors think former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown should serve six days in jail and spend three years on probation for submitting false information on loan applications while he served as a city lawmaker, according to papers filed Thursday in federal court.

  • Former D.C. City Council Chairman Kwame Brown, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation over the summer, arrives for a hearing at the D.C. federal courthouse after failing to make three weekly phone calls with court officials, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, October 9, 2012. A federal judge placed a curfew on Brown and ordered him to make weekly visits with court officials as punishment. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Judge gives Kwame Brown stricter release conditions

    Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown will have to adhere to a curfew and check in with federal court officials in person after failing to make three weekly required phone calls to the court — one of the conditions of his release prior to his sentencing for felony bank fraud next month.

  • ** FILE ** D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

    Wells joins call for D.C. campaign reforms

    D.C. lawmakers are heaping new bills onto an already deep pile of campaign-finance reforms on the agenda at city hall, creating what amounts to a smorgasbord of solutions aimed at restoring confidence in their scandal-tinged body.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson holds a media briefing to discuss topics which may come up during a legislative meeting to be held on Wednesday, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 18, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Mendelson sees confidence gap for D.C. Council

    D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said he wants to effectively and efficiently restore public support for the city's legislative body, even as lawmakers gird for a fight Wednesday over the best ways to mitigate the effects of potentially steep federal spending cuts next year.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown leaves his office at the John A. Wilson Building after being charged Wednesday in federal court with one felony count of bank fraud. He resigned hours later. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Sentencing for former D.C. Council chairman delayed

    A federal judge has pushed back the sentencing of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown to November so he can "complete his cooperation" with the U.S. Attorney's Office, according to documents filed in the case.

  • D.C. Council candidates ramp up fundraising

    New campaign finance reports show D.C. Council incumbents with adequate war chests or recharging their fundraising efforts with about three months to go before the Nov. 6 election.

  • Interim D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson makes his way to his new office in the John A. Wilson Building in Washington after being elected on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, to temporarily fill the seat vacated by former council Chairman Kwame R. Brown. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Mendelson becomes interim D.C. Council chair

    The D.C. Council chose veteran lawmaker Phil Mendelson on Wednesday to lead it as chairman until a Nov. 6 election to replace Kwame R. Brown in the wake of his resignation and guilty plea to fraud and campaign-finance charges.

  • D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council poised to approve Mendelson as chairman

    D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh circulated a resolution on Tuesday that would make veteran city lawmaker Phil Mendelson the acting council chairman until city voters select a replacement this November for Kwame R. Brown, who abruptly resigned as chairman last week and admitted fraud and campaign finances charges.

  • Nov. 6 special election allows D.C. to save money

    The D.C. Board of Elections made the thrifty decision Monday to let voters select a replacement for disgraced former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown on Nov. 6 - the same day voters cast their ballot for president and multiple council races.

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