Kwame Brown gets a curfew

October 10, 2012

Brown told reporters they had better things to do than cover his court proceeding. (Katherine Frey — The Washington Post)

If you ever run afoul of federal law, be warned that those pre-sentencing release conditions you sign are more than mere suggestions. Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown learned that the hard way Tuesday, after failing to properly report to court officials via telephone. The Post’s Del Wilber reports that U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon scolded Brown, interrupting him mid-apology to tell him his mea culpa was coming “a little late in the game” and his transgressions were “not the way to position yourself most favorably before sentencing.” Brown will be back before Leon next month for that; in the meantime, he’s under a curfew and a weekly in-person check-in requirement. On his way into a taxi from the courthouse, he said according to WTTG-TV, “I can’t believe all the reporters are here when the CFO’s office is in turmoil.” More from Loose Lips, Legal Times, WRC-TV, WaTimes, WJLA-TV, and WUSA-TV.

In other news:

There’s a ballgame Wednesday afternoon — commute carefully (Post)

Nats GM Mike Rizzo is in the habit of sending Hizzoner nice little notes (WaTimes)

Does the Corcoran’s charter mean it has to stay in D.C.? (Post)

Harry Jaffe: “The University of the District of Columbia is a failed experiment” (Examiner)

Albrecht Muth is “on track” for December competency hearing, perhaps a spring trial (Crime Scene, WaTimes)

D.C. Central Kitchen’s Robert Egger is decamping to L.A. (All We Can Eat, WBJ)

Republican voter registrations are stagnant in D.C. (D.C. Wire)

After 10 years, the Housing Production Trust Fund rolls on (GGW)

Phil Mendelson will not be accepting your free Nats tickets, thank you very much (WTOP)

Rev. George A. Stallings Jr.’s Imani Temple is up for sale (PoP)

7D commander Joel Maupin is retiring from MPD to helm the D.C. Housing Authority Police (Crime Scene)

Nats have Orioles fandom on life support in the D.C. region (WTOP)

Jack Evans: “[T]here’s no doubt in my mind the Redskins will return to the city and build a brand-new stadium at the RFK site. That’s going to happen.” (WRC-TV)

Despite MLK holiday, Metro plans to charge peak fares (and run peak service) during Inauguration Day (Post, Examiner)

In disorganized Occupy anniversary march, “We had become a parody of our former selves” (HuffPo)

Famed Arlington brewpub to be resurrected on Bladensburg Road (GOGBlog, ToT, PoP)

D.C. cable television office will move to old BET studio in Brentwood (WBJ)

National Zoo loses an infant howler monkey to metabolic bone disease (Post)

State Board of Education wants to control its own budget, hiring (D.C. Schools Insider)

It ain’t easy running a bar round these parts on Sundays (Sports Bog)

A new taxi dispatch app rolls itself out (WAMU-FM, Examiner)

More are riding Metrobuses (Examiner)

Go to a game, get a red towel (Sports Bog)

People will spend money on the baseball playoffs; how much, no one knows (Examiner)

Cardinal Bank picked a fine time to kick off its Navy Yard Metro ad campaign (Sports Bog)

Don’t offend the Bamma American community, please (City Desk)

All hail “the least-macho battle cry in all of Major League Baseball” (Post)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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