Ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown seeks new trial
Lawyers for former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown asked a judge Thursday to throw out convictions on 18 crimes that could send her to prison for years, saying his removal of a juror who talked about hearing “the Holy Spirit” violated Brown’s rights.
“Justice requires a new trial,” attorney James W. Smith wrote in a motion that argued U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan kept Brown from having a jury of her peers.
The dismissed juror said the Holy Spirit had told him Brown was not guilty. The jury found her guilty the day after that juror was removed.