Corrine Brown – former Democratic Congresswoman and Obama’s political ally was found guilty of 18 charges out of the 22 she was facing last Thursday.
She was convicted of wire fraud, mail fraud, tax fraud, scheme to conceal material facts and obstruction of IRS Law.
Brown was a Democratic Congresswoman, now a convicted felon on more than 15 charges faces up to 300 years in prison when sentenced.
Brown was a Congresswoman from 1993 to 2016 and had pleaded not guilty, the indictment made her lose the re-election, she was accused of fraud when reportedly, $800.000 that were deposited into the One Door for Education foundation from 2012-2016, seemingly disappeared. She allegedly spent the money on tickets to football games, vacations and other luxurious things.
The former congresswoman still declines to have committed any felony and has said that she plans to file a motion for a new trial. You can read her statement in full below.
“While I respect the jury’s decision, I disagree with it, and I want to make it clear that I maintain my innocence. I did not commit these crimes, and I intend to file a motion for a new trial. I will continue to stand on my record of decades of faithful service to this community and the nation. I have a long record of charitable service to the community and that will continue even during this process. I want to thank my family and friends for their prayers and support during this difficult time. I ask that you continue to pray for and support me. This fight is not over and as I’m sure you know, I will continue to fight to clear my name and restore my reputation.” – CORRINE BROWN
Her attorney, James Smith has also commented on the case.
“This is just part one in a very long process and there are a number of motions that we intend to file that we believe will stop this case from going forward to sentencing”
The consideration of the prosecutors and jury was that Brown had benefitted and robbed children of education for personal gains.
Although there is no set date for the sentencing, Corrine faces up to 20 years per charge and could spend the rest of her life in prison.