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The D.C. Council’s next chairman is being sued, again, over credit card debt. Kwame Brown owes a Texas-based collections agency $5,661.43 for unpaid debt on a Citibank credit card, according to a lawsuit filed on Oct. 15 in D.C. Superior Court.

Brown’s debt problems made big news this summer during the campaign. NBC 4’s Tom Sherwood first broke the news that Brown owed more than $50,000 on three different credit cards.

Two previous debt-related lawsuits are still active against Brown, court records show. He agreed to a $500 a month repayment plan for one of the cards. In the end, those debts didn’t appear to matter much to voters. Brown still easily dispatched his main opponent, former Ward 5 Councilmember Vincent Orange.

The most recent lawsuit says Brown last made a payment on the Citibank credit card in Feb. 2009.

LL is awaiting comment from Brown’s spokesman and will update as necessary. In stories published this summer about his debt, Brown said that he and his wife lived beyond their means accumulating the debt but have taken steps to curtail their spending. Brown’s big spending included boats, luxury cars and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

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