FL: Brown convicted of 18 felonies, could be sentenced to decades in prison

Source: St. Augustine Record

“A jury convicted former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown today of financial crimes that could put her in prison for years, potentially the rest of her life. The verdict was reached three days after closing arguments in a trial where Brown was painted as living the high life on secret cash that aides deposited in her bank account after passing it through other accounts. … Jurors were told the brash 70-year-old Democratic icon, who spent 24 years in Congress before losing reelection last year, received $141,000 in untraceable cash over several years through sources including the sham charity One Door for Education and her Friends of Corrine Brown campaign committee. An FBI accountant testified Brown, who earned around $175,000 a year as a member of Congress with a pension from the Florida Legislature, spent an average of $1,438 per month more than her reported income.” (05/11/17)