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Former D.C. Council Member Michael Brown To Be Sentenced Thursday

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Michael Brown formerly served the D.C. Council as an At-Large member.
Michael Brown formerly served the D.C. Council as an At-Large member.

Former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown could be sentenced to nearly four years in prison for taking more than $50,000 in bribes in an undercover FBI sting.

A federal judge in Washington will sentence Brown Thursday afternoon. Prosecutors are asking for a prison term of 43 months, the most he could get under the terms of a plea bargain he struck last year. Brown's lawyers are hoping for a more lenient sentence.

Brown admitted taking $55,000 in bribes from a man he thought was a businessman seeking preferential treatment on government contracts. The businessman turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.

Brown is one among several District politicians convicted on corruption charges in recent years.

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