Former Florida Congresswoman’s Fraud Trial Scheduled
Former Florida congresswoman’s fraud trial scheduled
The Associated Press
JACKSONVILLE — A trial date has been set for a former Florida congresswoman who has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges related to a charity that prosecutors say she used as a personal slush fund.
The Florida Times-Union reports both sides in the case told U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan on Wednesday that they are ready for U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s trial. Opening statements are scheduled for April 26.
Brown’s indictment states that she and others raised $800,000 through the charity One Door for Education. The indictment said the organization only gave out two scholarships for $1,200, and that …