WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to delay the sentencing of former D.C. councilmember Michael A. Brown who pleaded guilty to bribery.

Brown had been scheduled for sentencing in January. Prosecutors requested in a motion filed Friday that Brown’s sentencing be delayed until April 28 or later.

Brown admitted that he took $55,000 from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen seeking District of Columbia government contracts. Prosecutors agreed to recommend a maximum 3-year sentence.

The motion says a postponement of Brown’s sentencing will allow him to continue cooperating with the government in its investigation of corruption in district politics, “particularly concerning newly discovered evidence.”

Brown’s attorneys are not objecting to the delay.

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

Follow WNEW on Twitter.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s