Kwame Brown charged with campaign finance violations

D.C. campaign finance authorities have filed a complaint Friday against D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown’s 2008 re-election committee.

The Office of Campaign Finance charged Brown's re-election committee with failing to report 210 contributions totaling $102,763.00. It is also charged with failing to report 53 expenditures totaling $169,431.49, as well as failing to substantiate $174,785.57 in expenditures, among other charges.

All charges are violations of the D.C. Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act.

The complaint was filed with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. The board is expected to schedule a hearing to determine the complaint’s merit, the campaign finance office said.

Earlier this week, councilmember Harry Thomas stepped down from his post as chairman of an economic development committee. The Ward 5 councilmember is accused of misusing more than $300,000 in city funds.