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Kwame Brown's sentencing hearing has been delayed to allow him to participate in a federal investigation into D.C. elections.
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Kwame Brown's sentencing hearing has been delayed to allow him to participate in a federal investigation into D.C. elections.

The sentencing of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown has been delayed until November.

Brown resigned his seat in June and pleaded guilty to bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation. He admitted that he lied about his income on bank loan applications, one of which allowed him to buy a powerboat.

His sentencing had been scheduled for Sept. 20. On Monday, a federal judge granted a motion to delay it to allow Brown to "complete his cooperation'' with prosecutors. He will now be sentenced Nov. 12.

Brown faces a maximum of six months in prison on the bank fraud conviction. The campaign finance violation also carries a possible six-month term.

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