Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown Booked Into Federal Prison, Sentenced To Five Years In Prison
By Space Coast Daily // January 29, 2018
convicted on 18 counts of using counterfeit charity
ABOVE VIDEO: Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was booked into Coleman Federal Prison Monday afternoon, located in Sumter County. (WFTV Video)
SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA – Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was booked into Coleman Federal Prison Monday afternoon, located in Sumter County.
Brown, 71, was sentenced to five years in federal prison by a judge in December after a jury convicted her on 18 counts for using a counterfeit charity (One Door for Education) as a slush fund, filing false tax returns and other documents.
Brown represented the fifth district from 2013-2017, formerly the third district after redistricting in 2012, which stretched from Jacksonville to Orlando.
She served in Congress for more than 20 years before she lost the Democratic primary in 2016 to Al Lawson.
The former congresswoman reportedly spent Sunday at church before she was due for federal prison on Monday.
“It’s not for you or for me to judge anybody or anything. God judges. God forgives. You people [reporters] need to leave that woman alone,” one woman, who declined to give her name, told the Florida Times-Union.
The president of One Door for Education charity, Carla Wiley, was also sentenced 21 months in prison for Brown’s fraud case.
According to WFTV, Brown’s former chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, was sentenced to 48 months in jail for conspiracy to commit mail/wire fraud and theft of government funds. He pleaded guilty and testified against Brown.
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