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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/24/2011

Sulaimon Brown escorted out of D.C. office by police

By Nikita Stewart

Former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown, whose hiring by Mayor Vincent C. Gray's administration caused an uproar this week, was escorted by police out of the office of the Department of Health Care Finance on Thursday, the Gray administration has confirmed.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Brown was among new staffers hired by the Gray administration. As late as Wednesday, the mayor was still defending Brown's employment as a special assistant earning $110,000. He said Brown, who has said he is an auditor, approached his administration about getting a job. Gray said he was directed to the health care finance department.

The Washington City Paper detailed Brown's legal troubles, including a 2007 restraining order, and questioned Gray's judgment in hiring him. The city paper tweeted Thursday morning that Brown was led away by police.

Linda Wharton Boyd, the mayor's spokeswoman, said the Gray administration will release details soon.

By Nikita Stewart  | February 24, 2011; 11:34 AM ET
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Get him a pimped out Navigator for his troubles..

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | February 24, 2011 11:51 AM | Report abuse

The Gray administration seems to be filled to the brim with dirt bags, mirroring the people that voted for him.

Posted by: kenk33 | February 24, 2011 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Why does it seem like we have Barry pt 2? I know a lot of people were scared this would happen with Gray. Fenty may not have been the best, but wow Gray has been awful.

How long will it be before Congress takes the city back over.

Posted by: cashink2003 | February 24, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Yes! We are back to the Washington, DC I know and love. I was afraid it was completely lost after Fenty became mayor. Nothing entertains me more (as a Virginia resident) than DC's talent for cronyism, nepotism, blatant corruption, incompetence, and patronage. Thank you Marion Barry Jr., I mean Vincent Gray, for restoring DC to its former glory. Let's start the show!

Posted by: Black5jack | February 24, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Yes, it's the return of the Barry era...because NOBODY in the Fenty administration ever did anything remotely wrong or had a less than exemplary background.

Posted by: negee99 | February 24, 2011 12:56 PM | Report abuse

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