Corrine Brown’s Former Chief Of Staff Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Theft


Corrine Brown’s former chief of staff pleads guilty to fraud, theft

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A onetime aide to former Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown pleaded guilty Wednesday to two criminal counts in connection with the federal investigation that helped end Brown’s 24-year tenure in the U.S. House.
Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, Brown’s former chief of staff, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and one count of theft of government property
Simmons, 51, will be sentenced after Brown’s trial in April. He faces up to 30 years in federal prison.
“When you are confronted with facts, and you are confronted with your own conscience, then you have to …

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