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  • 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.
  • Report: Corrine Brown facing federal indictment

    07/07/2016 12:18:09 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-7-16 | Matt Dixon
    Florida Rep. Corrine Brown has been indicted and will be appear in federal court in Jacksonville on Friday, according to First Coast News. The Jacksonville television station, citing "multiple sources," said the indictment remains sealed. It had been known publicly since March that Brown, a Democrat, was facing a Department of Justice Investigation related to "fraudulent activities," and whether or not she improperly solicited charitable donations and misused campaign funds. DOJ officials asked the House Ethics Committee to halt a separate investigation while they conducted their probe. The target of the investigation has not been identified, but Brown does have...
  • Leader of Virginia group pleads guilty to conspiracy that may involve U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown

    03/05/2016 2:53:04 PM PST · by mcenedo · 17 replies
    Jacksonville Times Ubion ^ | 03/05/2016 | Steve Patterson, Nate Monroe & Christopher Hong
    Federal prosecutors Friday charged the head of an obscure Virginia organization with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, outlining a years-long scheme to defraud donors out of about $800,000 by using the power and influence of an unnamed public official. The facts presented in court papers point to U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown as that official.
  • (Florida) Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Liberal Coalition's Redistricting Map

    12/03/2015 3:01:55 AM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | Dec 2, 2015 | Nancy Smith
    In a 5-2 opinion, the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday approved a map for the 27 congressional districts submitted not by the Florida Legislature, but by the Florida League of Women Voters and other members of a liberal coalition and approved by Circuit Judge Terry Lewis in October. See the high court's decison here. The resulting map approved Wednesday is basically the work of Democratic operatives. Justice Ricky Polston, one of the dissenters, criticized the decision because Judge Lewis relied on a map drawn by a redistricting consultant with ties to Democrats and was designed to intentionally pack Republicans into districts. That...
  • Judge's ruling upends Florida's political landscape

    10/10/2015 8:55:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 10, 2015 | Gary Fineout
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The political careers of several members of Congress — including a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker — could come to an abrupt halt under a sweeping overhaul of Florida's electoral map. Florida Circuit Judge Terry Lewis on Friday recommended new boundaries for the state's 27 congressional districts, some of which would make it nearly impossible for U.S. Rep. Dan Webster — one of the hard-line conservatives who pushed John Boehner to resign as speaker and then turned on Boehner's No. 2, Kevin McCarthy — to win re-election from his current central Florida...
  • House Dems reject vet for top VA committee spot, pick rarely-seen Corrine Brown

    11/22/2014 11:02:17 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Democrats scrambled Wednesday to tamp down anger among veterans groups who objected to the party’s choice of Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida as ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Compounding the anger was the Democratic leadership’s treatment of the sole veteran among the panel’s Democrats, who was briefly ousted from the committee on a technicality and thus made ineligible to seek to become ranking member. As a result, Rep. Brown was the only Democrat seeking to serve as party leader on the committee that has been a watchdog for the Veterans Affairs Department’s wait-time scandal and the implementation...
  • Retire Corrine Brown, Vote for Glo Smith!

    10/15/2014 3:24:07 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 9 replies
    Please consider supporting Glo over that crazy Corrine Brown in Jacksonville. Glo is not really being supported by the RNC (probably because she's too conservative). Please look at her website and consider a donation to a VERY worthy cause. She is a solid conservative and right up FR's alley.
  • House Dem: I’ve done my own reconnaissance and can assure you the VA is rock solid in Florida

    05/29/2014 10:15:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 29, 2014 | Allahpundit
    A memorable moment from last night’s House hearing courtesy of Florida’s Corrine Brown, whose congressional legacy is already secure. I’ll say this for her: It takes guts to double down on your faith in the VA after yesterday’s IG report, at a moment when more prominent Democrats like Al Franken and Jeanne Shaheen are running in terror from Shinseki. Then again, it’s a fine line between “guts” and “reckless stupidity.” Remember this story from a few weeks ago? Three mental health administrators at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville have been placed on administrative leave after U.S. Department...
  • Marco Rubio Slammed By CBC - Senator Accused of Obstruction in Florida Judicial Appointments

    07/25/2013 7:48:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    washingtoninformer.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Stacy M. Brown
    The confirmations of two African-American judicial candidates in Florida are being held up by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Congressional Black Caucus leaders are demanding action for what they call negligence and obstruction on the part of the senator. Brian Davis, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District, and William Thomas, a candidate for the U.S District Court for the Southern District, both made it through Florida’s Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, which routinely makes recommendations to state senators who meet the candidates and send letters of initial approval to the White House. Then, the president nominates...
  • Florida US Rep. Corrine Brown condemns Zimmerman verdict

    07/15/2013 11:48:10 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    cfnews13.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | John W. Davis
    ORLANDO -- More than 400,000 people have signed online petitions calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The department is looking into whether those charges need to be filed. Both NAACP President Ben Jealous and NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock are speaking out in support of the continued federal investigating Zimmerman for violating Martin’s civil rights. Meanwhile, News 13 discussed the case with Florida Fifth District Congressman Corrine Brown at the 104th annual NAACP convention Sunday, which is being held this week at the Orange County Convention Center....
  • Dem. Congressman Attacks Zimmerman Lawyer O'Mara, Says May "Incite a Riot"

    07/13/2013 8:47:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10:58 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Rep. Joaquin Castro
    "Defense attorney Mark O'Mara may incite a riot by his arrogance alone. Talk about adding insult to injury."Serving Texas Congressional District 20 in the U.S. House of Representatives San Antonio, Texascastro.house.gov
  • Congressman on George Zimmerman Verdict: Defense Attorney 'May Incite a Riot'

    07/13/2013 8:34:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Matt Berman
    In a dramatic end to a case that has unwinded for over a year, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of any charges related to the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was shot by Zimmerman.The case wasn't just a fascination for the broader American public, but for politicians as well. This was especially true after President Obama said in March, 2012 that, if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon." On Saturday night, the reactions from D.C. started coming in soon after the not-guilty verdict was reached.The first came from Rep. Corrine Brown, who represents...