A Washington Councilman Was Accused Of Lying About His Income To Buy A Fancy House

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A Washington DC councilman is facing bank fraud charges following a lengthy corruption probe, the Washington Post reported.Kwame Brown allegedly provided bogus documents that inflated his income by tens of thousands of dollars to the Industrial Bank of Washington, according to the Post.

The falsified documents allegedly gave Brown an opportunity to purchase an expensive home and a boat.

While The Washington City paper reported that Brown will resign soon, Brown announced he has no plans to do so, according to the Washington Post.

Bank fraud carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison, the Washington Post reported.

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