Brown teared up during his courthouse apology. (Jahi Chikwendiu/WASHINGTON POST)

In other news:

FBI to city officials: Pontificate on public corruption at your own risk (DCist)

“Brown is a flawed man, but we cannot pin this all on him alone. DC voters bear responsibility for ignoring the red flags about Brown early on.” (GGW)

Jim Vance: “There’s no need for anybody to be ashamed. ... D.C. is not the only city in this country with a few roaches scurrying around.” (WRC-TV)

“Why do so many elected officials seem to think they should be able to live like celebrities?” Answer follows. (Baltimore Sun)

Colby King: A government can be at once corrupt and functioning fabulously (PostPartisan)