Disgraced former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown has been placed on curfew, after missing three pretrial phone check-ins. Brown now has to check in with pretrial services in person.
Under his new curfew, Brown has to be home between 11 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. every night.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon toughened the conditions of Brown’s release after the onetime rising political star failed to make three required weekly phone calls to pretrial services. The judge issued a stern warning and berated Brown for his failure to abide by the previous conditions. “Don’t violate that curfew, because if you do, there won’t be three strikes. There will be one. You don’t want to know what the next step will be,” Leon said.
In June of this year, Brown pleaded guilty to falsifying his income on applications for two bank loans. He also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance violation. He resigned his seat as part of the plea deal.
5 weeks away from sentencing and Brown isn’t in compliance with the courts orders. Judge Leon warned him of his behavior and stressed the importance of the check-in times. Brown is scheduled for sentencing on November 13th.