Less than 24 hours after former District Council Chairman Kwame Brown , federal prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges againts Brown for making an "unlawful cash campaign expenditure,” according to the Washington Post.
The charge was filed as a criminal information, which means it was filed with Brown's knowledge and consent. Such a document is generally a sign that a plea agreement is near, as several media outlets have explained.
In the document, obtained by the Washington Post, the prosecution charges Brown with knowingly allowing a person other than his treasurer to open a second "side account" for his 2008 campaign. He is also charged with authorizing that person to make at least one cash expenditure from that account in excess of $50.
Brown is the second councilman in two months to resign after federal charges. Councilman Harry Thomas, Jr. pleaded guilty to stealing more than $350,000 in District funds and .
Brown will appear in court for his plea agreement Friday at 11 a.m.