Judge Orders Aug. 7 Hearing On Ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s Bid For New Trial Or Acquittal

Judge orders Aug. 7 hearing on ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s bid for new trial or acquittal

Corrine Brown and her attorney James Smith speak outside the federal courthouse Monday.  PHOTO: First Coast News

A federal judge ordered a hearing Monday on former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s requests for acquittal or a new trial on fraud and tax charges.
Brown was convicted on 18 counts in May, but her attorneys asked for the hearing in papers filed late Friday night that continued a two-pronged attempt to keep Brown out of prison.
Attorneys had traded arguments in writing over the past month about whether a basis existed for a new trial.
The hearing Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. …

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