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  • After 24 Years In Congress, Corrine Brown Starts New Life In Prison

    01/29/2018 1:04:50 PM PST · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/2018 | thomas phippen
    Former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown reported to federal prison Monday to start her five year sentence for multiple crimes, including tax fraud and corruption. Brown, 71, turned herself in to the Sumter Correctional Institution in Florida, one of the largest federal prisons in the country, which houses both violent and non-violent offenders. Brown will be serving her five-year sentence at a minimum-security satellite facility, which keeps roughly 391 other female inmates. Brown was sentenced in December to five years in prison, plus three years supervised release. She could potentially apply for early release after 12 months. She was found...
  • Judge: Corrine Brown must report to prison in January

    12/20/2017 12:40:55 PM PST · by Spaghetti Man · 30 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 12/20/2017 | Francine Frazier - Senior web editor , Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Eric Wallace -
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Corrine Brown will have to appeal her conviction and sentence from behind bars, a judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan denied a motion from Brown's attorney, James Smith, requesting a bond pending appeal. Corrigan said Brown must start her prison sentence as scheduled.
  • In Defense of Corrine Brown

    12/06/2017 8:49:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | December 6, 2017 | Matthew Walther
    The number of living elected officials whom I do not despise shrunk by one when Rep. Corrine Brown, who lost the Democratic primary in Florida's fifth congressional district in August 2016, left Congress in January of this year. Brown will almost certainly never hold public office again. She was sentenced by a judge in her home state of Florida to five years in prison on Monday, on charges of using a phony charity to squeeze money from donors and into her own pockets. Of course, she could win the appeal she has vowed to pursue, and I for one am...
  • Ex Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Fraud

    12/04/2017 12:13:25 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 41 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | December 4th 2017 | Allison Nielsen
    Corrine Brown, a former Florida congresswoman from Jacksonville, was sentenced to five years in prison for fraud and other charges related to a fake charity she used to put money in her own pocket while serving in Washington. A federal judge sentenced Brown, 71, to five years in prison and she was ordered to turn herself in to federal authorities no later than Jan. 8. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1993, Brown, a Democrat, served the Jacksonville area until 2017. Brown was indicted on federal corruption charges in 2016 for stealing money from a fake charity...
  • Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown sentenced to five years in prison

    12/04/2017 9:02:51 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    jacksonville.com ^ | December 4,2017 | By Christopher Hong Steve Patterson
    Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for fraud and tax crimes that included raising about $800,000 for a sham charity. Brown’s longtime chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, was sentenced to 48 months in prison, and the charity’s founder, One Door for Education President Carla Wiley, was sentenced to 21 months. U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan said he believed Brown used her position in Congress to achieve an “admirable record of service.” However, he also said she abused the trust of that office in order carry out a criminal conspiracy. “This is a...
  • Corrine Brown sentenced to 5 years in prison

    12/04/2017 8:28:12 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 69 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | December 4, 2017 | y Garrett Pelican - Digital executive producer , Destiny McKeiver - Multi-media journalist , Lynnsey
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown will spend five years in federal prison for her role in a federal corruption conspiracy that involved stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a fake education charity for needy children.
  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 46 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown Found GUILTY: 18 Counts of Fraud, Conspiracy and Obstruction

    05/11/2017 1:06:23 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 11, 2017 | Sundance
    Former U.S. Democrat Representative Corrine Brown was found guilty on 18 of 22 charges for fraud and tax evasion during trial verdict Thursday in federal court in Jacksonville. Brown was found guilty of taking tens-of-thousands of dollars from her One Door for Education Foundation, a charity for poor and impoverished children, and putting the money into her personal accounts for use in maintaining an indulgent lifestyle. She was also found guilty of conspiring within the scheme to defraud donors to the foundation, and guilty of attempts to impede/obstruct the investigation.
  • Corrine Brown found guilty of 18 of 22 federal charges

    05/11/2017 11:42:01 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 89 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Lynnsey Gardner
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former U.S. Rep Corrine Brown has been found guilty of 18 of the 22 federal charges she was facing in her corruption trial. She has been convicted of conspiracy, five counts of mail fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, one count of scheme to conceal material facts, one count of obstruction of IRS laws and three tax fraud charges.
  • Prosecutors: Corrine Brown Used Fraud Charity to Rob Children in Need

    05/08/2017 10:22:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 11 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | May 8, 2017
    Prosecutors wrapped up their closing arguments Monday in the tax evasion and fraud trial of former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) by telling jurors the evidence overwhelmingly shows that Brown used her ‘charitable organization' to illegally benefit herself and staffers. The prosecution added that Brown's actions effectively led to needy children being robbed of scholarships. "The real victims are all of those worthy kids who could have gotten scholarships, who needed a leg up. That's who she robbed from, those kids," Eric G. Olshan, one of the prosecutors, said during the one-hour closing arguments against Brown, Jacksonville.com reported. In July...
  • Former US Rep. Corrine Brown, on stand, blames theft on aide

    05/04/2017 9:42:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2017 6:18 PM EDT | Jason Dearen
    Facing nearly two dozen federal fraud and conspiracy charges, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown took the stand in her own defense on Thursday, saying she was left in the dark while her former chief of staff siphoned thousands of dollars from what prosecutors are calling a sham charity. The Florida Democrat told the jury she was betrayed by her former top aide, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons. “I loved Ronnie Simmons like a son,” said Brown, crying. “A lot of young people in this community end up in jail. I never would’ve wanted that to happen to Ronnie.” Federal prosecutors want Brown...
  • Three Democrat Lawmakers On Witness List For Former Representative Corrine Brown’s Fraud Trial

    04/17/2017 10:44:37 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Madeleine Weast
    Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.) / AP The attorney for former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) named three members of Congress, all fellow Democrats, as potential defense witnesses for Brown's upcoming fraud trial. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas), Bennie Thompson (D., Miss), and Marcia Fudge, (D., Ohio) were all named on the witness list, filed Friday evening with Jacksonville, Florida's federal court, and are expected to be asked about Brown's involvement with causes she addressed in Congress, the Florida Times-Union reported over the weekend. Jesse Jackson, University of North Florida President John Delaney, and civil rights activists Martin...
  • Indicted Democrat partied with Pelosi, flew with Obama, and campaigned for Clinton

    02/14/2017 3:20:53 PM PST · by davikkm · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | PHILIP WEGMANN
    She partied with Nancy Pelosi, traveled on Air Force one next to President Obama, and cast her superdelegate vote for Hillary Clinton. But today Corrine Brown is in federal court for stealing scholarship money from school children. The disgraced congresswoman must defend against charges that she funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from a non-profit charity, One Door for Education, into her own pocket. If convicted on all 24 counts, she faces 357 years in prison and $4.8 million in fines. With her former chief of staff expected to testify against her, the question's no longer whether or not she's...
  • Corrine Brown's Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges. (Former FL Congresswoman)

    02/08/2017 1:40:57 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | February 8th 2017 | Allison Nielsen
    The federal scandal involving former Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown entered a new chapter on Tuesday when her chief of staff and co-defendant Ronnie Simmons entered a guilty plea to 18 counts against him in federal court. “After reviewing 40 thousand documents with my client, studying the evidence compiled by the government and after numerous gut retching sessions in which reality and conscious collided, Ronnie Simmons has decided to end his battle and admit his responsibility for misdeeds which he committed,” Simmons’ attorney wrote in a letter obtained by First News in Jacksonville Wednesday. Simmons pleaded guilty on two counts to...
  • Democratic Rep. Accused Of Charity Fraud Seeks Donations For Legal Defense

    09/16/2016 9:31:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/16/16 | Blake Neff
    Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown, who is currently facing felony charges for fraud, is trying to solicit donations online to fund her legal defense. Brown, who currently represents Florida’s 5th congressional district, was indicted in July on more than 20 counts of fraud. According to federal prosecutors, Brown and a collaborator presented the non-profit One Door for Education as a scholarship fund, but instead used its finances as a personal slush fund. Brown supposedly used the money to pay off back taxes and fund public events honoring herself. Despite raising $800,000, One Door awarded only a single $1,000 scholarship.
  • Corrine Brown, the Orlando massacre, and what not to say when you’re indicted by the feds

    07/13/2016 12:32:06 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    The Washinton Post ^ | July 12, 2016 | Amber Phillips
    <p>We at The Fix are not legal experts -- many of us went into journalism precisely because we did not want to go to law school -- so we would never presume to offer a lawmaker under indictment our thoughts on their legal strategy. But we do get paid to report on politics, so we do feel somewhat qualified to analyze the political strategy a lawmaker might embrace under those circumstances.</p>
  • Indicted Dem: Orlando victims would be alive if agents weren’t investigating me

    07/11/2016 7:25:45 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) said Friday that if the Department of Justice had been investigating the Orlando nightclub shooter instead of her, the 49 people killed in the massacre there last month would still be alive. Brown was charged with 24 counts of fraud late last week, after being accused of using a college scholarship fund as “a personal slush fund.”
  • Corrine Brown, indicted congresswoman, claims persecution by U.S. prosecutors

    07/11/2016 10:33:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    AP ^ | July 10, 2016 | Associated Press
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida congresswoman indicted on fraud charges is telling supporters she’s being “persecuted” by federal authorities because she’s black. U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., and her chief of staff pleaded not guilty after being indicted last week on multiple fraud charges and other federal offenses.
  • Mark Woods: Corrine delivers. But to whom?

    07/11/2016 6:50:18 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 4 replies
    jacksonville.com/ ^ | Sat, July 9, 2016 | Mark Woods
    *snip* While talking to the media, she (Corrine Brown) was surrounded by people holding up signs that said things such as “Corrine Matters!” and “Stop the Witch Hunt on Black Leaders in Jacksonville, Fla.” After Brown left the circus and sped off in an SUV, one supporter began collecting the signs. He pulled a wad of cash out of his pocket. And as people handed him signs, he handed them bills. Maybe their support was genuine. I got that sense from talking to a few of them. I also got the sense, in some cases, it was more a matter...
  • U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and staff chief indicted; each faces prison sentence of more than 350 years

    07/08/2016 2:49:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 40 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Steve Patterson, Nate Monroe and Andrew Pantazi
    U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has been indicted on federal mail and wire fraud charges following a lengthy investigation of a bogus scholarship fund that made vast sums available for personal use. Her chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, also was indicted. Brown, 69, faces up to 357 years in prison, a fine of up to $4 million and three years of supervised release. She pleaded not guilty on all counts.