Corrine Brown’s trial features big-name witnesses to test charges
Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown will stand alone and defiant this week when she faces fraud and tax charges that could put her in prison, effectively for the rest of her life.
The aide who watched her back for a quarter-century will be a witness for the prosecution that accuses the flamboyant Democratic power broker of cashing in on donations she steered to a bogus charity, One Door for Education.
Her indictment with ex-chief of staff Ronnie Simmons helped end Brown’s 12-term reign in Congress last year.
But Wednesday’s opening statements will be the first time the …