Disgraced former member of the United States House of Representatives, Corrine Brown started her prison term this week at a Florida federal prison to serve her five-year sentence for lying about a purported charity for poor students that she was found to have used as a personal slush fund.
Brown who served 24 years in Congress before she was beaten in a 2016 primary was convicted in May, 2017 of stealing money from a charity, One Door For Education, which was established to give scholarships to poor children. Instead prosecutors said she and a top aide instead used donations received for lavish parties, concerts and trips to the Bahamas.
Brown who is appealing the conviction said she was left in the dark about the goings-on with One Door’s money, and blamed the theft on her former chief of staff. But she admitted she should have paid more attention to the finances. READ MORE