Former D.C. Campaign Treasurer Pleads Guilty

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A former campaign treasurer for a convicted Washington, D.C. Council member pleaded guilty to income tax evasion and violating campaign finance laws, according to the Washington Post.

Hakim Sutton, 33, also served as custodian of records for Michael A. Brown, who was running for re-election to Council in 2012. Brown was sentenced to 39 months in prison in May 2014 for allegedly accepting bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as officials of a company who were seeking to get government contracts from Brown.

Sutton was accused of stealing more than $100,000 from Brown’s campaign account and diverting it to his bank account for personal use, as well as failing to file tax returns for 2011 and 2012. He faces a possible 10 to 16 months in prison, the Post said.


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