Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Former US Rep. Corrine Brown sentenced to 5 years in prison

Former US Rep. Corrine Brown sentenced to 5 years in prison

Dark colored, a Democrat who was one of the initial three African-Americans to be chosen to Congress from Florida since Reconstruction, was indicted by a government jury in May on 18 of the 22 charges against her, which included misrepresentation, lying on her assessment forms and on her congressional budgetary divulgences.

Instead, prosecutors said the money was used to pay for special events hosted or put on in her name, National Football League and concert tickets and other personal financial matters.

Brown, 71, went on to serve 12 terms in the House until she lost last year's election under the cloud of her indictment.

Corrigan did not believe this explanation - though he did grant Brown a lighter sentence than the maximum for the crimes, which ranged up to nine years.

Prosecutors outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown and her top aide that included using hundreds of thousands of dollars from the One Door for Education Foundation for lavish parties, trips and shopping excursions, the newspaper reported.

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Brown's fraudulent activities centered around the Virginia-based charity One Door for Education Foundation.

"It is a sad day for everyone". She spoke to a Florida region that included Jacksonville amid her about 25-year vocation. "I was impressed with all the outpouring of support for you, and I think it's a tribute to all the work you've done over the years".

But Corrigan, the federal judge, called Brown's actions "especially shameless". Testimony by One Door donors established that Brown and her coconspirators solicited donations from individuals and corporate entities that Brown knew by virtue of her position in the U.S. House of Representatives.

"The rules, she decided, did not apply to her", Corrigan said.

Simmons and the charity's executive director, Carla Wiley, testified against Brown in exchange for plea deals; the two were also scheduled to be sentenced on Monday. Brown, Simmons and Wiley will also have to pay back the donors they hoodwinked, totaling more than $450,000 once they are released from prison. They too were requested to hand themselves over no sooner than January 8.

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Simmons told jurors he was told to take cash and checks and deposit the money into Brown's personal account dozens of times, according to the AP.

But Brown disputed the story, claiming Simmons acted on his own-without her knowledge.

Government prosecutors said the three utilized One Door to get more than $800,000 in the vicinity of 2012 and 2016, including a prominent golf competition at TPC Sawgrass. But charity ultimately only gave out a single $1,200 scholarship, according to court documents.

Brown, who wore a purple suit to the hearing, made no comment as she left the courthouse in a black Mercedes. City Councilman Reginald Brown, who isn't related to Brown, was in the courtroom during her sentence. Her attorney, James Smith, said she would appeal the sentence.

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