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A judge has set a September sentencing date for Howard Broods, a former campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray.
Brooks, who served as a campaign consultant to Gray and pleaded guilty last month to lying to the FBI about payments made to a rival candidate, had a status conference Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington. U.S. District Judget Colleen Kollar-Kotelly set the sentencing for Sept. 24, despite a request from a prosecutor for more time due to an ongoing investigation.
Brooks is one of two campaign aides to plead guilty in an ongoing investigation into under-the-table payments made to Sulaimon Brown, a minor candidate in the 2010 mayoral race. The payments were intended to keep Brown in the race so that he could continue attacking then-incumbent Adrian Fenty, who was seeking a second term.
Gray has denied any wrongdoing or knowledge of the payments.