The former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown heard from an upset federal judge Tuesday morning in court.
Brown was ordered back to court after violating rules issued after he pleaded guilty to two crimes earlier in the year.
Court officials say Brown failed to check in with court officials three times as he had been ordered to do weekly.
Judge Richard Leon said, "Maybe I could understand it once."
Brown said, "I shouldn't have wasted the courts time." Brown tried to explain that he thought he had been checking in as order because he contacted the court on other matters. In one case Brown said he talked with court officials to ask for permission to leave town.
Judge Leon ordered Brown to personally check in with the court each week. Phone checks are no longer permitted. Leon also imposed a curfew. Brown is no longer able to leave his home from 11:00 pm to 6:30 am.
Leon said, "Don't be back here until your next hearing." "This is simple stuff, don't tempt fate."
Brown left the courthouse in a cab. As he got into the cab he said, "I can't believe all the reporters are here when the CFO's office is in turmoil."