Kwame Brown's career

Local,DC,Alan Blinder

September 2004: Wins Democratic primary for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council with 54 percent of the vote; later captures 55 percent in general election

September 2008: Runs unopposed for re-election; wins

September 2010: Captures 55 percent of the vote in three-way Democratic primary for council chairman, paving the way for him to become -- at 40 years old -- the youngest chairman in D.C. history

February 2011: Comes under harsh criticism for rejecting a Lincoln Navigator, funded by taxpayers at nearly $2,000 per month, because the interior color was not what he wanted

July 2011: D.C. campaign finance regulators refer an audit of Brown's 2008 campaign to federal prosecutors, and Board of Elections and Ethics Chairman Togo West publicly says he suspects "criminal" activity in Brown's campaign

June 2012: Charged with one count of bank fraud, a federal felony, triggering his resignation as council chairman

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