WASHINGTON — Prosecutors brought a campaign finance charge against the former chairman of the District of Columbia Council on Thursday, one day after he resigned from his seat and agreed to plead guilty to federal bank fraud.
The misdemeanor charge adds to Kwame R. Brown‘s legal woes and comes a day before his expected guilty plea in the federal case.
Brown, among the most powerful figures in local politics, was charged in federal court Wednesday with misstating his income by tens of thousands of dollars on loan applications. He submitted his resignation later in the day and apologized for his actions.
“I have made some very serious mistakes in judgment for which I will take full responsibility,” Brown said in the letter.
The remaining councilmembers are scheduled to meet next week to select a new chairperson.