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Brown's campaigns paid friends, family

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown's campaigns have a history of hiring companies owned by close friends that then paid his family members. An audit of Brown's 2008 re-election campaign for an at-large council seat revealed this week that Brown paid nearly $400,000 for get-out-the-vote efforts to Banner Consulting, which was owned by the treasurer of his 2004 campaign. Banner then in turn...