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Prosecutors seek more than 3 years for Brown

Friday - 4/25/2014, 10:29am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors want former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown, who has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes, to serve more than three years in prison.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1fylgSZ) that court documents filed Thursday ahead of Brown's sentencing next month portray Brown as "driven by greed, entitlement, and self- interest." Brown pleaded guilty last year to accepting $55,000 from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen and later acknowledged taking more than $100,000 from a donor.

In a separate filing, Brown's attorneys ask for a lighter sentence -- less than prosecutors' suggested 43 months and the 37-month minimum -- because of his council service and cooperation in an investigation that led to businessman Jeffrey Thompson's plea. But prosecutors say he wasn't wholly forthcoming and doesn't deserve a lighter sentence.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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