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Before Sentencing, Corrupt Former D.C. Council Member Asks To Travel To Florida

Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown is asking a federal judge to let him take one last vacation before he goes to prison.

Brown pleaded guilty to bribery in June. He admitted that he took $55,000 from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen seeking District of Columbia government contracts.

Prosecutors agreed to recommend a maximum 3-year sentence. Brown will be sentenced on Jan. 16.

Before that, he'd like to take a family trip to Florida between Dec. 25 and Jan. 2. His attorneys made the request in a motion filed Tuesday. They say the government does not oppose the motion.

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