106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Former D.C. Councilman Could Face Fine for Bribery

View Comments
Credit: Michaelbrownatlarge.com

Credit: Michaelbrownatlarge.com

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s ethics board has issued a notice of violation against a former councilmember who pleaded guilty to taking $55,000 in bribes from undercover agents.

The city’s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability could fine Michael A. Brown up to $165,000, or three times the amount he accepted in bribes. The board plans to serve Brown with a document informing him that he could be subject to sanctions.

Brown pleaded guilty in June and faces up to three years in prison. The son of the late former Commerce secretary Ron Brown served one term on the D.C. Council and lost his re-election bid in November. He dropped out of a special election this spring.

Brown admitted taking money from agents who posed as businessmen interested in government contracts.

Follow WNEW on Twitter.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus