WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Former D.C. Council chairman Kwame Brown has been placed under curfew and ordered to make weekly visits with court officials after he failed to make three required weekly phone calls.
A federal judge issued a stern warning Tuesday to Brown to abide by the new conditions of his release and said Brown would not want to know the penalty for a new violation.
Brown pleaded guilty in June to bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation and resigned his office. He is cooperating with prosecutors and hopes to avoid prison time.
Judge Richard Leon told Brown that he’s not putting himself in the best position ahead of his sentencing and warned him not to “tempt fate.”
“This is not the best way to position yourself five weeks before sentencing,” Leon said.
WNEW’s Matt DelSignore contributed to this report. Follow him on Twitter.
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