Ex US Rep Brown to be sentenced for fraud

By on December 4, 2017


She was convicted in May by a federal jury of 18 of the 22 charges against her, which included fraud, lying on her tax returns and on her congressional financial disclosures. (Photo By Online Guide to House Members and Senators - Online Guide to House Members and Senators, Public Domain)
She was convicted in May by a federal jury of 18 of the 22 charges against her, which included fraud, lying on her tax returns and on her congressional financial disclosures. (Photo By Online Guide to House Members and Senators – Online Guide to House Members and Senators, Public Domain)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—  A federal judge is expected to sentence former  U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown for fraud and other charges related to a purported charity for poor students she used as a personal slush fund.

The 71-year-old Brown is due in court at 10 a.m. Monday in Jacksonville, a city in the Florida district she represented in Congress during her historic, nearly 25-year career.

Brown, a Democrat who was one of the first three
African-Americans to be elected to Congress from Florida since
Reconstruction, could spend the rest of her life in prison.

She was convicted in May by a federal jury of 18 of the 22 charges against her, which included fraud, lying on her tax returns and on her congressional financial disclosures.