Former Rep. Corrine Brown Scheduled To Appear In Federal Court On 22 Charges, Including Mail and Wire Fraud
By Jason Kelly, WFTV // April 5, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA (WFTV) – Former Rep. Corrine Brown is scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday afternoon in Jacksonville.
Brown, who served 12 terms in Congress, will face a judge for a pretrial hearing on 22 federal charges, including mail and wire fraud. Her trial is scheduled for later this month.
Prosecutors will try to convince a jury that Brown helped create a charity called One Door for Education. The organization was described as a scholarship fund, but investigators said they could find proof of only two awarded scholarships.
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Brown and her former chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, are accused of hiding income that should have been reported on financial disclosure forms and spending more than $800,000 in funds raised for the charity.
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