Politics
5:25 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Corrupt Leaders Hamper D.C.'s Quest For Autonomy

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 5:54 pm

The chairman of Washington, D.C.'s city council resigned Wednesday night, as federal prosecutors moved to bring campaign finance and bank fraud charges against him. Kwame Brown is the second member of the council to resign amid corruption charges in the last few months. And Mayor Vincent Gray has been dogged throughout his tenure by allegations of misuse of campaign funds.