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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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By NBC Washington staff, Associated Press

Former D.C. Councilmember Reports to Federal Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Reports to Federal Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown reported to federal prison Tuesday. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Warning Signs Ignored in Bribe Scandal

Thies: Warning Signs Ignored in Bribe Scandal

Despite red flags, D.C. Council leaders empowered a crooked colleague Read »

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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By Tom Sherwood, Mark Segraves, NBC Washington staff

Ex-D.C. Councilman Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Ex-D.C. Councilman Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown pleaded guilty to bribery of a public official Monday. He faces up to 37 months in prison as part of a plea deal. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Brown Abandons Bid to Return to D.C. Council

Sherwood: Brown Abandons Bid to Return to D.C. Council

Former D.C. Council member Michael Brown abruptly ended a comeback campaign late Tuesday, dropping out of the April 23 special election for what he said are "personal and family" reasons. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Michael Brown Drops Out of D.C. Special Election

Thies: Michael Brown Drops Out of D.C. Special Election

Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown abandons comeback bid. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: 'Murky' Candidate in DC At-Large Campaign

Thies: 'Murky' Candidate in DC At-Large Campaign

Matthew Frumin wants to be a D.C. Councilmember. He also wants to keep his day job. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: At-Large Candidates Have Money to Spend

Thies: At-Large Candidates Have Money to Spend

Money won't decide the April 23 special election for At-Large D.C. Council, but there are tea leaves in the greenbacks. Read »

Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Raising $ for D.C.'s Special Election

Raising $ for D.C.'s Special Election

Matthew Frumin, a relative unknown in District politics, breaks away from the field Read »

Saturday, Oct 13, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

At-Large D.C. Council Race Gets Personal

A candidate for one of two at-large seats on the D.C. Council was challenged over his 20-year-old arrest on a minor marijuana charge, but that was just one of the personal issues to emerge in this campaign. Read »

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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By Ben Nuckols

Attorney Lashes Out at DC Councilmember

Attorney Lashes Out at DC Councilmember

The attorney for D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown's former campaign treasurer has issued a lengthy statement saying his client did not steal from Brown and calling Brown “morally depraved.” Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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