WASHINGTON (WUSA/AP) - A campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has turned himself in to face charges of stealing money from a campaign account.
Authorities say Hakim Sutton, along with his attorney, surrendered himself to members of the Metropolitan Police Department's Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit on Friday.
Sutton was named in a sealed indictment returned by a grand jury on February 21. The 14-count indictment was unsealed on Wednesday, March 12. He is accused of stealing $115,000 from a campaign account.
Sutton was the treasurer for Michael Brown, who lost his re-election bid in 2012 after announcing that most of his campaign funds had been stolen.
Brown was later convicted of bribery and is cooperating with federal prosecutors in a probe of corruption in District of Columbia politics.
According to the indictment, Sutton wrote 36 checks to himself from Brown's campaign account and spent some of the money on domestic and international travel.