Corrine Brown Trial Opens With Jury Selection
Corrine Brown trial opens with jury selection
JACKSONVILLE — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a former Democratic congresswoman Corrine Brown, who is facing fraud charges.
The Florida Times-Union reports that prosecutors and defense attorneys hope to seat 12 jurors by Wednesday when opening arguments are set to begin in federal court in Jacksonville.
Brown’s indictment states that she and others raised $800,000 through the charity One Door for Education.
The indictment said the organization only gave out two scholarships for $1,200, and that the money was instead used for Brown’s personal expenses.
Brown, who lost her bid for re-election last year, has pleaded not guilty.
Until 2016, her …