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Topic - Michael A. Brown
The District's ethics board censured and fined D.C. Council member Marion Barry on Thursday for failing to disclose gifts he received from city contractors.
When D.C. Lottery operator Emmanuel S. Bailey heard that he had been besmirched in connection with convicted felon and former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown, he knew who to call.
Sure he may have bigger fish to fry, but former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown is now facing possible discipline from two D.C. agencies for failure to file campaign finance and financial disclosure forms, according to officials.
Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one count of bribery.
Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown pleaded guilty Monday to a public corruption charge for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in cash stuffed in duffel bags and coffee cups while in office, following in the footsteps of two other former city lawmakers who pleaded guilty last year to federal crimes.
A calculated federal sting operation such as the one that ensnared former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown for bribery wouldn't have gotten off the ground without evidence of prior suspicious dealings, former federal prosecutors said.
Federal prosecutors on Friday charged former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown with one count of felony bribery for accepting $55,000 from FBI agents he thought to be representatives of a company seeking a minority contract with the District.
One of the contenders seeking a citywide seat on the D.C. Council in the upcoming election has found the city's liberal echo chamber to be a not-so-friendly environment.
D.C. Council candidate Patrick Mara on Tuesday called on Mayor Vincent C. Gray to replace the city's fire chief, saying Kenneth Ellerbe is "not the best person for the job."
Michael A. Brown will attempt to return to the D.C. Council, this time as a Democrat.
He admitted giving $4,000 to friends to donate to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1994 re-election campaign in Massachusetts.
"If you doubt our resolve, don't," he said. "If you believe you're too smart or your scheme is too complex, you are wrong."