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Ex Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Fraud
Sunshine State News ^ | December 4th 2017 | Allison Nielsen

Posted on 12/04/2017 12:13:25 PM PST by Jacquerie

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 organization, One Door For Education, which was created to give scholarships to poor children but instead was used as Brown and her friends’ personal slush fund.

Brown’s chief of staff Ronnie Simmons was also involved in the case and pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy and corruption felonies: conspiracy to commit fraud and theft of government funds.

Simmons testified against Brown as part of the plea deal. Brown, on the other hand, said she had no idea what was going on with the fake charity’s money and instead shifted the blame on to Simmons.

(Excerpt) Read more at sunshinestatenews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: charities; charity; corrinebrown; democrat; democrats; dems; onedoorforeducation; ronniesimmons
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Corrine thought she was Hillary.
1 posted on 12/04/2017 12:13:25 PM PST by Jacquerie
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To: Jacquerie

Hillary has white privilege.


2 posted on 12/04/2017 12:14:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Jacquerie

No room for a D in that headline


3 posted on 12/04/2017 12:15:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: Jacquerie
This is progress. It only took 3 sentences to identify her political orientation as a demoniacRAT.

If she was a Republican, the headline would've read, "Ex-Florida Repbulican Congresswoman, Corrine Brown (R-FL) Sentenced to Five Years In Prison for Fraud and Oh, Did We Mention She Was a Republican, Because She Was. A Republican, that is."

4 posted on 12/04/2017 12:16:53 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Jacquerie

Another stupid black woman.


5 posted on 12/04/2017 12:17:20 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: dfwgator

“Hillary has white privilege.”

That will be the basis for Corinne’s appeal. She will walk into court, roll up her sleeve and point to her forearm. Then, her “new lawyer” Maxine Waters will ask for a Black judge to “rehear” her case.


6 posted on 12/04/2017 12:18:09 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Jim 0216

“Another stupid black woman.”

Name me one in government service that isn’t. I know, Mia Love from Utah is the only one that comes readily to mind, and she’s great, but all alone.


7 posted on 12/04/2017 12:20:19 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Jacquerie

Does she or anyone else have to pay back the money ? Bet not !


8 posted on 12/04/2017 12:21:03 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where is your bothers ElCamino ?)
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To: vette6387

J.C. Watts !


9 posted on 12/04/2017 12:22:24 PM PST by Strac6 ("Mrs. Strac, Pilatus, and Sig Sauer: All the fun things in my life are Swiss!")
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To: a fool in paradise

Guess you have to look elsewhere for the full expose.

https://truepundit.com/former-dem-rep-corrine-brown-sentenced-to-5-years-in-federal-prison/


10 posted on 12/04/2017 12:22:40 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: vette6387

They’re a bunch of cats trying to be dogs.

The Women’s Movement has screwed up women and society so badly, that recovery from this horror would be a miracle.

It’ll happen when Jesus returns as King of the World, but before that, it would be miraculous.


11 posted on 12/04/2017 12:23:53 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jacquerie

I wonder what NYT, ComPost, CBSABCNBCCNN will say.....


12 posted on 12/04/2017 12:26:13 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Texas Eagle

I am surprised that a democrat was actually prosecuted.

Guess she wasn’t useful to the party anymore.


14 posted on 12/04/2017 12:27:01 PM PST by Texas resident (Democrats=Enemy of People of The United States of America)
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To: Newbomb Turk

“Does she or anyone else have to pay back the money ? Bet not!”

According to the article all three of them have large repayments to make and a couple of them are also up for income tax evasion. Maybe, with former Congressman William “cold cash” Jefferson being let out of the balance of his sentence, he can help out with some of his “frozen assets.”


15 posted on 12/04/2017 12:29:54 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

It would take a natural disaster like an earthquake or hurricane or tsunami to get to those frozen assets.


16 posted on 12/04/2017 12:31:50 PM PST by C210N (It is easier to fool the people than convince them that they have been fooled)
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“It would take a natural disaster like an earthquake or hurricane or tsunami to get to those frozen assets.”

Or a power failure causing his freezer to defrost?


17 posted on 12/04/2017 12:33:39 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Jacquerie

I wonder if she lied to the FBI?


18 posted on 12/04/2017 12:36:07 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: vette6387

Totally agree.


19 posted on 12/04/2017 12:36:42 PM PST by Strac6 ("Mrs. Strac, Pilatus, and Sig Sauer: All the fun things in my life are Swiss!")
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To: Jacquerie

I figured it was a Democrat when I had to read the story for an affiliation. Pathetic double standard indeed


20 posted on 12/04/2017 12:38:55 PM PST by wiseprince
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