Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown Convicted Of Stealing From Phony Charity


Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown Convicted Of Stealing From Phony Charity

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Former Rep. Corrine Brown — seen talking with the press in Tallahassee, Fla., in 2015 — was convicted Thursday of more than a dozen charges in her federal fraud trial. Mark Wallheiser/AP hide caption

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Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has been found guilty of siphoning hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charity that she and her chief of staff had passed off as a scholarship service for students. The Florida Democrat had faced 22 counts ranging from conspiracy to tax fraud; she was convicted of 18.
Of the more than $800,000 she and Elias “Ronnie” …

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