Ex-congresswoman Seeks New Trial After Conviction
Ex-congresswoman seeks new trial after conviction
Ex-Congresswoman Corrine Brown
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is seeking a new trial after a federal jury found her guilty of using a purported charity for poor children as a personal slush fund.
The Florida Times-Union reports attorneys for Brown filed a motion Thursday requesting a new trial. They argued the former congresswoman’s chief aide was behind the scheme to use the charity’s funds for lavish parties and other personal expenses.
Through the motion Brown’s lawyers assert, “Simply put, the government failed to present in its case …