A D.C. councilmember running for re-election says more than $110,000 has gone missing from his campaign account.
Michael A. Brown revealed in June that a campaign staffer had been stealing from his account and that authorities were pursuing the case. But he declined to reveal the dollar amount until late Monday night, when he filed amended campaign finance reports.
The reports show more than $110,000 in "unexplained expenditures" to Hakim Sutton, Brown's former campaign treasurer who was fired after Brown discovered the theft.
The theft essentially wiped out all the money that Brown had raised for his campaign. He has since raised another $30,000, and he says he is confident the missing money will be recovered.
Brown, an at-large independent, is seeking a second term and faces several challengers.