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The brother of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown has been sentenced to 3 months in prison for bank fraud.
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Eight candidates have submitted petitions to run for an open D.C. Council seat in a special election this spring.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says it has concluded its criminal investigation of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown's 2008 campaign.
The brother of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown has been charged with bank fraud, the same charge that led Brown to resign his seat earlier this year.
Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown will spend no time in jail on a misdemeanor campaign finance violation if he continues to stay out of trouble.
As pressure mounts on District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray to explain criminal activity that occurred during his 2010 campaign, an Associated Press review has found that the campaign routinely paid day laborers $100 in cash - twice the legal limit - to tout Gray outside polling places.
The federal government has taken possession of two vehicles once owned by former D.C. councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. and is preparing to sell them.
While Phil Mendelson's colleagues voted unanimously to install him as interim chairman, the fight over interim chairman pro tempore, a largely ceremonial position, was contentious and exposed deep divisions in the 12-member council.
The D.C. Council has elected at-large Councilmember Phil Mendelson interim chairman.