Florida Democrat Corrine Brown is in a world of trouble. She was part of a fake charity which was supposed to help kids but in reality, enriched Brown.
She is going on trial this spring.
Florida Politics reports:
No plea deal: Corrine Brown gears up for epic late-April fraud trial
Prologue: Nine months ago, a 24 count federal indictment dropped.
It changed Jacksonville politics — forever.
Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and her chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, were named as co-defendants in a federal suit about One Door for Education.
One Door was a charity, marketed with Brown’s name and likeness, that did a great job bringing money in: $800,000 of it over four years earlier this decade.
The money, however, went elsewhere — while roughly $2,000 went for the purposes of helping underprivileged students achieve educational parity, the feds claim the vast majority of it financed the lifestyle of Rep. Brown and Simmons.
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Simmons cut a plea deal in February, undermining Brown’s defense — as Simmons admitted culpability to just enough of the federal charges to implicate Brown, and as the Congresswoman’s former confidant is offering state evidence before his own sentencing…
Brown now stands alone, ahead of a trial slated to start on Apr. 24. The prosecution case could take six to eight trial days, with the defense case beginning in the middle of the week of May 1.
From there, defense may require a week to make its own case
She’ll be lucky to stay out of jail.
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