Convicted in May on 18 of 22 charges, a former Congresswoman from Florida has now been sentenced to five years in prison for mail, wire, and tax fraud involving a sham charity.
From Fox News:
Former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for mail, wire and tax fraud involving a sham charity.
A jury convicted Brown of stealing money from a bogus charity, One Door For Education, which purported to give scholarships to poor children but instead filled the coffers of Brown and her associates.
Federal prosecutors said she and a top aide commited fraud by using donations for lavish parties and trips.
The aide and another official later accepted a plea deal and testified against Brown, who served in Congress for nearly 25 years.
She was defeated in her 2016 primary race.
Naturally, Corrine Brown has blamed her charges on racism:
Brown’s attorney, James Smith of Orlando, argued for probation and said Brown would appeal the sentence.
An appeal may not keep the 12-term congresswoman from going behind bars, however. Federal rules say Brown should begin serving her time while the appeal is pending unless the judge finds the defense is raising substantial issues that are likely to result in a new trial or a sentence shorter than the time he’ll need to decide the appeal.
Prosecutors asked Corrigan for at least five years in prison during a sentencing hearing held last month.
Can you imagine how much airtime this story will get from the mainstream media? None? Most liekly. Enjoy your retirement, Corrine!