Former D.C. Council chairman Kwame R. Brown should serve six days in jail followed by three years of supervised release, federal prosecutors urged a judge in court papers filed Thursday.
Brown (D), who resigned from the council and pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in June, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 13 before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon. He faces up to six months in jail under federal sentencing guidelines.
Meanwhile, Brown’s attorney asked Leon to spare the once-rising D.C. political star jail time and instead sentence him to two years of supervised release and 200 hours of community service. In a letter to the judge, Brown also sought leniency and tendered his own apology.
“My public humiliation, the pain that I have caused to my family, friends and supporters, the embarrassment that I have caused to the city that I love are all the consequences of my actions,” Brown wrote. “I did not intend those consequences, but they are the product of my actions nonetheless. It is difficult to find words to describe how badly I feel about bringing so much pain to so many people. I never imagined that I would be in such a situation.”