- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors want former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown, who has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes, to serve more than three years in prison.

The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/1fylgSZ) that court documents filed Thursday ahead of Brown’s sentencing next month portray Brown as “driven by greed, entitlement, and self-interest.” Brown pleaded guilty last year to accepting $55,000 from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen and later acknowledged taking more than $100,000 from a donor.

In a separate filing, Brown’s attorneys ask for a lighter sentence - less than prosecutors’ suggested 43 months and the 37-month minimum - because of his council service and cooperation in an investigation that led to businessman Jeffrey Thompson’s plea. But prosecutors say he wasn’t wholly forthcoming and doesn’t deserve a lighter sentence.


Information from: The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com

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