WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Sulaimon Brown Levels New Charges In Testimony

Play associated audio
Sulaimon Brown claims that the campaign of Mayor Vincent Gray engaged him in a quid-pro-quo scheme during the 2010 election season. A grand jury is now investigating those allegations, according to NBC4.
Patrick Madden
Sulaimon Brown claims that the campaign of Mayor Vincent Gray engaged him in a quid-pro-quo scheme during the 2010 election season. A grand jury is now investigating those allegations, according to NBC4.

Wearing dark suit and black sunglasses, Brown braved the council for the first time to talk, on the record, about his allegations. It was a hearing that often went off the rails, with Brown routinely arguing with council members, even his dark shades became a point of contention, with Brown refusing to take them off.

But Brown Monday leveled some new, very serious charges, claiming for the first time, that not only did Gray's campaign aides pay him cash, but he says at one event, Gray was there and ordered the pay-off.

Gray has denied Brown’s allegations, and Brown's recollection of events and dates was spotty and his credibility was questioned at times. But Brown did bring copies of the money orders that he says he received from a Gray campaign aide.

While the council completes its probe of the matter, the U.S. Attorneys' Office and a House oversight committee are also looking into the issue.

WAMU 88.5

Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

NPR

If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
WAMU 88.5

What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

NPR

What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Verizon is expected to announce a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.