Federal prosecutors ask for 6-day sentence for Kwame Brown

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Photo - Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown (Examiner file photo)
Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown (Examiner file photo)
Local,Crime,Scott McCabe

Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of six days of jail -- served on the weekends -- for beleaguered former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown.

Brown pleaded guilty in June to a felony bank fraud charge, admitting to lying on more then $200,000 in loan applications.

Prosecutors are also asking for a three years of supervised release. His sentencing is scheduled in before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon on Nov. 13.

According to sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, Brown forged the name and signature of a friend from college without the friend's knowledge to purchase a power boat.

"The defendant did not commit bank fraud to feed his family, pay a medical bill, or give money to the poor," prosecutors argued in court papers. "He did this so he could own a 39-foot, 330-horsepower boat, a luxury few people can afford. The defendant's disregard for the law in this context makes his crime that much more appalling."

Also in June, Brown pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge. He faces up to six month in jail on that count when he is sentenced later this month.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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