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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown leaves his office at the Wilson Building after being charged with one felony count of bank fraud and later resigned. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown leaves his office at the Wilson Building after being charged with one felony count of bank fraud. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Members of the media are asked to leave a meeting of the D.C. Councilmembers after they vote to close the meeting to the public at the Wilson Building as D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is charged with one felony count of bank fraud. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown leaves his office at the Wilson Building after being charged with one felony count of bank fraud and later resigned from the council, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 6, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown addresses a group of community services organizations and homeless people outside his office at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 10, 2012. About 200 people came down to the Wilson building to ask council members to allocate funding in the FY 2013 budget for things like affordable housing and homeless services. Brown said that he would commit to finding ways to get them some money, but he could not commit to a specific dollar amount. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown addresses Aiyi'nah Ford (left), the emcee for a group of community services organizations and homeless people, outside his office at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 10, 2012. About 200 people came down to the Wilson building to ask council members to allocate funding in the FY 2013 budget for things like affordable housing and homeless services. Brown said that he would commit to finding ways to get them some money, but he could not commit to a specific dollar amount. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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A woman who was part of the "A Day in the Strife" rally at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 10, 2012 holds up a drawing indicating her displeasure with budget cuts. About 200 people from a coalition of grassroots organizations, community services groups and D.C. homeless citizens converged on the Wilson building Thursday to ask council members to allocate funding to homeless services and affordable housing in the FY 2013 budget. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Council chamber employee Juan Gray collects small toy homes which read, "Kids Need Homes," which were placed in front of the D.C. Council by protesters who disrupt a public budget hearing at the Wilson Building to bring attention to homelessness in the District, Washington, D.C., Monday, April 30, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Councilman Jim Graham tells the executive witness panel that they, too, should care about being able to show how their funding has a direct impact on those who receive it during a Budget Oversight Hearing on the Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, the organization former Councilman Harry Thomas is accused of funneling money through, on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. After realizing that the panel of executive witnesses did not have specific information on the direct impact of their grants, Councilman Graham recessed their panel, asking that they come back in a week with more specifics. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Ellen London, president and CEO of the Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, the company through which former D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas allegedly funneled money, told the D.C. Council that she doesn't want to see children caught as the collateral damage due to Mr. Thomas' questionable actions when she testified at a performance oversight hearing on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Councilman Jim Graham, chair of the Committee on Human Services, talks with Ellen London, president and CEO of the Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation, before a performance oversight hearing on on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. Ms. London has been with the company for about 12 years but has only been president since June 2010 and said she was unable to testify about certain specific procedures relating to grant funding before then. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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As D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announces the results of the city's 2011 audit during a press conference at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, left, and Natwar M. Gandhi, chief financial officer of the District, sit behind a chart showing the history of the District's surplus and bond rating. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Inspector General Charles Willoughby answers questions regarding his office's report during the public oversight hearing Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, on the matter of i-Gaming at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. That report called into question the legitimacy of the RFP process that the city engaged in to get bids for online gaming. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown (left) chats with council member Mary Cheh, as members of the council arrive for a closed meeting to discuss personnel matters in the wake of the FBI-IRS raid at the home of council member Harry Thomas, Jr. at the Wilson Building (Rod Lamkey Jr/ The Washington Times)

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Jennifer A.J. Greene gives testimony during a hearing to make her the new Director of the Office of Unified Communications for the District of Columbia at the Wilson Building. Monday, November 7, 2011. (Andrew Harnik / The Washington Times)

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ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe discusses light-duty assignments before a D.C. Council hearing at the Wilson Building in the District on Wednesday. He is mulling a change in policy that would offer 90 days rather than 30 days of limited-duty assignments to all sick, injured or pregnant firefighters and paramedics.

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Sulaimon Brown arrives on June 6, 2011, to testify before a D.C. Council committee at the Wilson Building in Washington about allegations that he was paid off by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, then promised a government job. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Sulaimon Brown waits on June 6, 2011, to testify before a D.C. Council committee at the Wilson Building in Washington about allegations that he was paid off by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, then promised a government job. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Before an empty witness stand at the Wilson Building, D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh, center, along with council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, left, and council member David A. Catania, right. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Interim Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan is sworn in prior to his testimony before members of the D.C. Council committee considering his confirmation at a hearing at the Wilson Building in the District on Wednesday. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)