Kwame Brown Sentenced

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Fallen and embattled former District council chairman Kwame Brown (D) has had his day in court- he was sentenced earlier this month to 1-day in jail and six months in home detention.  The charges stem from his summer 2012 conviction of bank fraud, where he falsified bank loans totaling more than $200,000.

Judge Richard J. Leon sentenced Brown giving him less days in jail than the six-day prosecutors originally asked for.  Leon’s sentencing also included 2 years of probation and 480 hours of community service.

This past June Brown admitted to altering a loan document, which was $55,335 by switching a “3” to an “8” on a document in order to inflate his salary as a consultant from $35,000 to $85,000. He did this so he could purchase a boat.  He also provided false information on a loan document to take out a home equity loan on his southeast home, where he lives in Hillcrest.

Brown also plead guilty to a city misdemeanor accusing him of violating a campaign statute that prohibits cash expenditures in excess of $50.

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