Members of the Congressional Black Caucus need to realize, they are not Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi, so they can’t get away with the same crimes.
Everyone knows, Hillary Clinton should be in jail due to all the crimes she’s done over the past 20-25 years, but it seems the people around her drop dead or get jail time, but not her.
But this is Corrine Brown’s day so let’s stay focused. It took the jury only 11 hours to come to the conclusion she was guilty on 18 of 22 counts. She lied on her taxes, and her congressional disclosure forms. She used charities to cheat people and now she’s way beyond fixing.
Even her chief of staff turned state’s evidence to testify against her. Even to a guy like me, that’s cold!
The jury’s verdict came after prosecutors put on a detailed criminal case that outlined a pattern of fraud by Brown, 70, that included using hundreds of thousands of dollars from the One Door for Education Foundation for lavish parties, trips and shopping excursions.
She was convicted of 18 of the 22 charges against her, including lying on her taxes and her congressional financial disclosure forms.
She watched the judge read each verdict with no visible reaction.
Brown, a Democrat who represented the Florida district that included Jacksonville since 1993, had pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, including fraud. She lost re-election last fall after her indictment.
Brown’s former chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, and the charity’s president pleaded guilty after their federal indictments for misusing the charity’s funds and testified against Brown.
Federal prosecutors said Brown and her associates used a charity called One Door for Education to bring in more than $800,000 between 2012 and 2016. Brown’s indictment said the Virginia-based One Door only gave out one scholarship for $1,200 to an unidentified person in Florida.
Simmons said Brown ordered him to take cash and checks from One Door’s account. On dozens of occasions, Simmons said he was told to take out of One Door’s account the maximum $800 from an ATM near his house and deposit hundreds of it in Brown’s personal account. Sometimes he kept some for himself.
Over 300 years in prison reminded me of this movie clip:
No doubt there will be an appeal. Brown is no longer a member of Congress as she was defeated last year. As I stated before, you can’t get away with what Hillary got away with. Clinton got stink on people, Brown didn’t.
What do you think about this verdict? Her crime? Share your voices below in the comment section.
Source: Orlando Sentinel