WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday morning to spend the rest of the day in custody, reports 9News' Bruce Johnson.
Brown was also sentenced to six months of home detention with a curfew, two years of probation and 480 hours of community service.
Brown spoke prior to Judge Richard J. Leon's sentencing, saying, "...nothing is worth the pain and embarrassment I've caused my friends and family. I was wrong and I truly realize that."
Earlier this month prosecutors sought a 6-day prison sentence for Brown, who pleaded guilty in June to federal bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation. Judge Leon believed a day in the custody of deputy U.S. Marshals was an appropriate punishment.
Brown's conviction is part of an ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the District of Columbia government. The U.S. Marshals will escort him to his next sentencing on Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court for a misdemeanor charge relating to Brown's campaign.
Brown will be set free at 5:30 p.m.