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Former Democratic congresswoman begs to avoid jail time for charity theft

Posted by on Nov. 18, 2017 at 6:36 AM
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/328373b5-b4c9-3c47-ab3d-238222d4d4c2/ss_former-democratic.html

Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown asked for leniency from a federal judge in Florida on Friday. She faces a lengthy prison term after being convicted of stealing thousands of dollars that were meant to go to charity.

In May, a jury convicted Brown of 18 felony counts, including filing false tax returns, mail fraud, and working with others to run a fake non-profit group.

Her conviction represents a major fall from political grace. Brown was one of the first black elected officials to be elected to federal office in Florida in 1992. She represented the Jacksonville, Florida area in the U.S. House of Representatives for over 20 years as a Democrat before losing a party primary in 2016. The vote came shortly after she was indicted.

“She ran for office to be a leader of American democracy while she stole money in a multitude of ways,” assistant U.S. attorney Tysen Duva said during the sentencing hearing. “She was a historic figure. She was a trailblazer. She has positive things to point to, but what it can’t do is overshadow the offense.”

Despite her convictions, Brown is still maintaining her innocence. During her trial, she repeatedly lashed out at prosecutors, even once blaming their investigation of her activities as somehow being responsible for a nightclub shooting in Orlando. Brown had also claimed she was being prosecuted on account of her race.

Despite her earlier remarks, on Thursday, Brown tried to sound more conciliatory.

“I ask that you take into consideration all that I’ve done in my life, and I humbly ask for mercy and compassion," Brown said, according to a local television station report.

"I never imagined I would one day be in court asking people to speak on my behalf – never," she said. "In hindsight, I wished I had been more diligent in overseeing my personal and professional life."

U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan will reveal Brown's sentence on Dec. 4, according to records of the proceedings.


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GrayDuck41
by Linda on Nov. 18, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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So... tell us what her race is.

In a suburb here a PTA president stole a lot more money than that.

My daughter was planning to go to her 10 th class reunion but the person in charge of funds for the reunion stole ALL of the money.

Rep Brown is just one of many people who steal funds ---all over the USA.

Why zero in on her? Because you are prejudiced? Cause she's a black woman in politics?
Bingo!
-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Nov. 18, 2017 at 7:48 AM
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Sweet_Faith
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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You're the only one that brought up race which Is typical liberal behaviour and no I'm not prejudiced. It was on my Yahoo news feed page and I posted it. You're a trip lady. SMH

Quoting GrayDuck41: So... tell us what her race is.



In a suburb here a PTA president stole a lot more money than that.



My daughter was planning to go to her 10 th class reunion but the person in charge of funds for the reunion stole ALL of the money.



Rep Brown is just one of many people who steal funds ---all over the USA.



Why zero in on her? Because you are prejudiced? Cause she's a black woman in politics?

Bingo!
Sweet_Faith
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2017 at 9:18 AM
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Deflection

Quoting -Celestial-: How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business


https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/
GrayDuck41
by Linda on Nov. 18, 2017 at 9:19 AM
Oh no, don't say anything bad about Donald!
She will cry!


Quoting -Celestial-: How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business


https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/
mstasha210
by Member on Nov. 18, 2017 at 9:22 AM
This just goes to show that Republicans are the best at being criminals.
billsfan1104
by on Nov. 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Deflection deflection. Deflection.

Quoting GrayDuck41: Oh no, don't say anything bad about Donald!
She will cry!


Quoting -Celestial-: How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business


https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/
GrayDuck41
by Linda on Nov. 18, 2017 at 9:32 AM
The truth about Trump is not deflecting. It's adding important information to the topic at hand.

Quoting billsfan1104: Deflection deflection. Deflection.

Quoting GrayDuck41: Oh no, don't say anything bad about Donald!
She will cry!


Quoting -Celestial-: How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business


https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/
billsfan1104
by on Nov. 18, 2017 at 9:33 AM
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Nope it’s whataboutism.

Quoting GrayDuck41: The truth about Trump is not deflecting. It's adding important information to the topic at hand.

Quoting billsfan1104: Deflection deflection. Deflection.

Quoting GrayDuck41: Oh no, don't say anything bad about Donald!
She will cry!


Quoting -Celestial-: How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business


https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/
GrayDuck41
by Linda on Nov. 18, 2017 at 9:35 AM
Such a stereotypical and " cutesy" comment.

Quoting billsfan1104: Nope it’s whataboutism.

Quoting GrayDuck41: The truth about Trump is not deflecting. It's adding important information to the topic at hand.

Quoting billsfan1104: Deflection deflection. Deflection.

Quoting GrayDuck41: Oh no, don't say anything bad about Donald!
She will cry!


Quoting -Celestial-: How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business


https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/
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