Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown was spared serious jail time on Tuesday when he appeared for sentencing in U. S. District Court on a felony bank fraud charge.
Brown, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced instead to spend the rest of the day in custody of the U.S. Marshal Service, and will serve six months of home detention under electronic monitoring. The beleaguered married father of two will also serve two years of court supervision and 480 hours of community service.
Brown also admitted in June to a campaign finance violation and vacated his Council post a part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
Prosecutors had sought a lengthier jail term, but the judge in Tuesday's case said that in accordance with federal guidelines, the sentencing handed down was appropriate.