Sulaimon Brown Levels New Charges In Testimony | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

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.

NPR

Weekend Musher Finds Dogs Keep Her Hanging On

Julia Bayly of Fort Kent, Maine, works as a reporter at the Bangor Daily News. Her passion outside of work is dog sledding. It's the latest installment in our hobby series "Alter Egos."
NPR

A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla

The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.
NPR

The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some scandalous details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.
NPR

New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.

Leave a Comment

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