Former Florida congresswoman sentenced to five years for fraud

Former Florida congresswoman sentenced to five years for fraudFormer U.S. Representative Corrine Brown of Florida was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for her role in helping raise more than $ 800,000 for a bogus charity that was used as a slush fund, federal court officials said. Brown, 71, was convicted in May on 18 counts of participating in a conspiracy involving a fraudulent education charity, concealing material facts required on financial disclosure forms and filing false tax returns. Brown, a Democrat from Jacksonville who served 24 years in Congress, lost her re-election bid last year after being indicted.



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