Kwame Brown Faces Violation Hearing
9/28/2012, 9:32 a.m.
Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown will face a judge on Oct. 9 to explain why he violated at least one of the conditions that allowed him to remain free until he is sentenced in November on bank fraud charges.
Brown will appear before U. S. District Judge Richard J. Leon for the alleged violation made in accordance with a plea deal he and his attorney Frederick D. Cooke Jr. entered following Brown's guilty plea in June.
It remains unclear which condition was violated, but Brown agreed to several -- including weekly reports to court officials and not traveling outside the District without the court's permission. However, in August, when Brown requested permission to travel to Florida during the Labor Day weekend, he was allowed to do so.
Meanwhile, Brown's plea agreement gives prosecutors the right to ask a judge to revise the conditions of his release if he violated any of its terms, if he "engaged in further criminal conduct" or if new information came to light that suggested the 41-year-old married father of two children might flee or pose a danger to the community.