Democrat Sentenced for Federal Felony Bank Fraud Charge

Kwame Brown / AP

Kwame Brown / AP


Former D.C. Council chairman Kwame Brown was sentenced Tuesday to one day in custody, two years of supervised release, 480 hours of community service, and home detention curfew of 10 p.m., NBC Washington reported.

He was found guilty of “aiding and abetting campaign cash expenditures in excess of $50.”

This isn’t the first time Brown’s actions have been questioned. He will face sentencing this afternoon for a misdemeanor over a campaign finance issue in 2008.

Brown drew criticism when his desire to have a fancy car cost the city about $20,000:

Shortly after he was elected to the seat, Brown’s staff requested a pricy Navigator SUV and then sent it back when it didn’t meet his specifications.

The second vehicle was just what Brown wanted (“black on black”), but a scathing report released in February of 2011 noted that the city was on the hook for both vehicles, at $1,769 and $1,963 a month respectively. The cost to the city totaled about $20,000.

Brown was forced to resign in June after overstating his income by $30,000 on a loan document in order to purchase a boat.