Corrine Brown Trial Set For April 2017


Corrine Brown trial set for April 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s federal corruption trial won’t begin until April 2017.

Judge Timothy Corrigan decided Tuesday that jury selection in the case will begin April 24 and the trial will begin April 26.

Brown, D-Florida, and her chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, are accused of using an unregistered charity to raise $800,000 that prosecutors said they used as a personal “slush fund.” Among the 22 federal charges against Brown are counts of conspiracy, mail and wire fraud and violation of tax laws.

Neither Brown nor Simmons was in court Tuesday, but they will be required to attend every hearing …

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