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