D.C. Swamp’s Allure Sinks Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown
For former Congresswoman Corrine Brown, charity began and ended at home, and sometimes it made a permanent pit stop in her personal bank account.
That was the conclusion last week of a Florida jury, which unanimously convicted the 12-term Florida Democrat on 18 counts of conspiracy, tax fraud, and mail and wire fraud.
The congresswoman’s conviction was a timely reminder that the Washington swamp is real and that the combination of politics, charity, and influence remains a bipartisan source of potentially serious corruption.
Brown’s case dates back to 2011, when the then-girlfriend of Brown’s chief of staff launched the …