Ex-D.C. Councilman Due in Court for Guilty Plea

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown is expected in federal court Monday to plead guilty to a bribery charge.

A plea hearing is set for Monday afternoon for Brown, who was charged with bribery on Friday.

Prosecutors accuse Brown of accepting $55,000 in cash payments from undercover agents posing as businessmen seeking preferential treatment from the city government.

He lost his bid for a second term last November. He ran again for an open at-large seat but abruptly dropped out of the race in April, citing personal and family matters that required his immediate attention.

Brown is the son of the late former Commerce secretary Ron Brown.

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