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Treasurer For Former Council Member Michael Brown Indicted For Theft

The campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has been indicted on charges of stealing $115,000 from a campaign account.

A 14-count indictment against Hakim Sutton was unsealed Wednesday. Sutton was the treasurer for Michael Brown, who lost his reelection bid in 2012 after announcing that most of his campaign funds had been stolen.

Brown was later convicted of bribery and is cooperating with federal prosecutors in a probe of corruption in District of Columbia politics.

According to the indictment, Sutton wrote 36 checks to himself from Brown's campaign account and spent some of the money on domestic and international travel.

Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, who had been representing Sutton, says he hasn't been able to reach him to discuss the charges. Gordon says he doesn't believe Sutton stole anything.

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When Caravaggio Plays Quevedo In Tennis, The Court Becomes A Sonnet

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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

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Password Security Is So Bad, President Obama Weighs In

In unveiling a sweeping plan to fund and revamp cybersecurity, the president asks citizens to consider using extra layers of security besides the password.

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