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Kwame Brown has landed himself another court date this Friday, but for what, nobody yet knows.
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Kwame Brown has landed himself another court date this Friday, but for what, nobody yet knows.

Former D.C. Council chairman Kwame Brown is expected back in court in two weeks for a hearing on an unspecified violation.

It's unclear what the alleged violation entails. Brown is supposed to check in with authorities once a week, and with the exception of pre-approved trips, not travel outside the D.C. area.

Calls to the U.S. Attorney's office and Brown's attorney, Fred Cooke, were not returned.

Brown, who resigned from his seat and pleaded guilty earlier this year to bank fraud and misdemeanor campaign finance violation, is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 13 and faces up to six months in prison for each offense.

Brown's scheduling date was pushed back from September to November so that the former lawmaker could, in the words of the judge, "complete his cooperation" with prosecutors in ongoing investigations.

Brown's plea agreement calls on him to be truthful with authorities and to fully disclose his personal finances, among other obligations. Penalties for breaching the plea agreement can be severe.

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