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Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael A. Brown arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington, Thursday, May 29, 2014. Brown could be sentenced to nearly four years in prison for taking more than $50,000 in bribes in an undercover FBI sting. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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Michael A. Brown pleaded guilty to accepting money from undercover agents while he was on the D.C. Council.

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Michael A. Brown pleaded guilty to accepting money from undercover agents while he was on the D.C. Council.

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Emmanuel S. Bailey, head of Veterans Services Corp., has hired superlawyer Billy Martin to protect him from being smeared by his relationship with Michael A. Brown, who pleaded guilty June 10 in federal court to accepting $55,000 in bribes. (The Washington Times)

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The D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability is pursuing a violation notice against Michael A. Brown after he "respectfully declined" to file his 2012 financial disclosure statement, according to minutes from the board's meeting. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown faces up to 37 months in prison with three years of supervised release when he is sentenced Oct. 3. The district attorney noted that Brown embarked on his scheme even after guilty pleas from two former colleagues. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown faces up to 37 months in prison with three years of supervised release when he is sentenced Oct. 3. The district attorney noted that Brown embarked on his scheme even after guilty pleas from two former colleagues. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Incumbent at-large D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (left), a Democrat, makes a last campaign pitch to voters outside a Precinct 110 polling site Tuesday. There were five challengers for his and another at-large seat. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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Incumbent at-large D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (left), a Democrat, makes a last campaign pitch to voters outside a Precinct 110 polling site Tuesday. There were five challengers for his and another at-large seat. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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andrew harnik/the washington times D.C. Council incumbents Michael A. Brown, independent (left), and Vincent B. Orange, Democrat (second from right), attend a debate with challengers David Grosso, independent, and Mary Brooks Beatty, Republican, on Thursday.

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D.C. Council incumbents Michael A. Brown (left), an independent, and Vincent B. Orange (second from left), a Democrat, attend a debate with challengers David Grosso, an independent, and Mary Brooks Beatty, a Republican, on Thursday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown confers with a staffer Wednesday during a council meeting. Mr. Brown has introduced a bill that calls for exploring public financing of political campaigns in the city. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)