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Michael Brown Trying to Protect Council Salary

D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown (I-At Large) is fighting efforts to garnishee his council wages to help pay a more than $1 million judgment against him, two business partners, three related companies and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Authority.

Bernard Miller, owner of Miller Copying Center, has been embroiled in his lawsuit against the group of defendants since 2003. Miller argues that Brown and company, including the convention center authority, pushed him out of a deal to be a partner in a business center at the convention center. A jury ruled in his favor last year.

Though the defendants are trying to get the jury decision overturned, Miller wants everyone to start paying up and that means tapping into Brown's more than $125,000 annual salary as a council member, according to court records.

Miller declined comment, referring questions to attorney J. Michael Hannon.

"The jury has spoken and the rules allow Mr. Miller to collect his compensation," Hannon said.

Brown referred questions to attorney Bruce Johnson.

Johnson said, "We believe that this case is ripe for reversal....We will be dealing with the garnishment."

Brown, a freshman council member, is set to have a campaign fundraiser tonight at Georgia Brown's.


By Nikita R Stewart  |  March 19, 2009; 1:14 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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I can personal attest to Mr. Miller's honor and intelligence.

Mr. Miller and his printing company assisted me long ago when not-one of the D.C. government non-profit "partners" in city services to citizens did nothing, and denied any services!

These D.C. government non-profit "partners" are no more than Democratic Party campaign contributors that like the Mayor's graft laden travel to terrorist governments under the Dubai authoritarian dictator "Sultans" and the Chinese Communist government that torturers and imprisons it's citizens who are not party line zombies.

Michael Brown is a untrustworthy lawyer who cheats honorable businessmen like Mr. Miller.

Mr. Miller won his lawsuit because he was clearly cheated by a lying lawyer and D.C. City Councilman Michael Brown.

Mr. Brown, pay-up and hit the road! Disgraceful!

Posted by: eglobegus | March 19, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Michael Brown, son of Ronald Brown is a decent crooked politician so leave him be and garnish his check like the law allows.

How did he get elected in the first place, well he used chicanery and lied claiming to be independent. SO WHAT THE EFF WTF WTF.

This is how it works ask BLAGO in Ilinois my main ILL crooked politician.

Posted by: truthbeebold | March 19, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

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