Ex-congresswoman Guilty Of Soliciting Scholarship Donations For ‘slush Fund’

Ex-congresswoman guilty of soliciting scholarship donations for ‘slush fund’

Former congresswoman Corrine Brown addresses the media outside the federal courthouse on July 8 in Jacksonville. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union via AP)Former U.S. congresswoman Corrine Brown has been convicted of fraudulently soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship donations that, prosecutors say, she used for a personal “slush fund.”
Brown, a Florida Democrat who served for more than two decades in the U.S. House of Representatives, was convicted Thursday by a federal jury in Jacksonville, Fla., for her role in a scheme soliciting more than $800,000 in donations through the charity One Door for Education Foundation, according to …

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