The investigation into Kwame Brown
For more than a year, the U.S. Attorney's Office has been looking into whether Kwame R. Brown violated any laws when his 2008 reelection campaign diverted $239,000 to a now-defunct consulting firm owned by his brother, Che Brown. Around that time, Brown was badly in debt, resulting in four lawsuits from credit card companies seeking payment of more than $50,000 in unpaid bills. He has settled the suits.
In 2010, The Washington Post reported that Brown had estimated the value of his home at $850,000 on a 2006 credit card application, even though the assessment on his property was $357,930 at the time.
What's happened so far:
GRAPHIC: Emily Ingram - The Washington Post. Published June 6, 2012.