Former Democrat Lawmaker Shrugs Off Corruption Charges With Plans To Run For Office — AGAIN
(TargetLiberty.org) – A former Democratic congresswoman isn’t letting a mere felony conviction get in the way of her political ambitions. The lawmaker, who pleaded guilty to tax fraud last month, spent 24 years in the House of Representatives. Now, she wants to get her nose back in the trough.
In May 2017, former Representative Corrine Brown (D-FL), who represented Florida’s 3rd and 5th congressional districts from 1993 to 2017, was convicted of mail and wire fraud, theft, obstructing the IRS, and filing false tax returns. Brown was sentenced to five years in prison but received an early release in 2020 because of poor health.
May you one day have the compete and total unchecked confidence of Corrine Brownhttps://t.co/vgAVQYW44w
— Matt Dixon (@Mdixon55) June 16, 2022
On May 6, 2021, her conviction was overturned after an appeals court ruled the original judge had been wrong to remove a juror who said the Holy Spirit had spoken to him, and the judge scheduled a retrial for this September. However, on May 17, 2022, she pleaded guilty to interfering with the IRS.
Now, Brown is planning to run for Florida’s 10th congressional district, which covers part of the Orlando area. Before her conviction, she represented part of Jacksonville. Brown says she “always earned huge support” in the area. Do you think her support will continue now that the voters know she was evading her taxes?
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