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Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s attempt to get out of federal prison hinges on an ex-juror who said the “Holy Spirit” told him Brown was not guilty of charges related to a charity scam.

Corrine Brown To Begin 5-year Prison Sentence Monday

Jan 29, 2018
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Corrine Brown is under court order to begin a five-year federal sentence at a women's work camp in Central Florida on Monday.

Court: Corrine Brown Must Appeal Convictions From Prison

Jan 22, 2018
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A federal appeals court ruled Monday that former congresswoman Corrine Brown must appeal her convictions from prison.

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The Gainesville City Commission is deciding what to do about a building named for former Northeast Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

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Friday on First Coast Connect we held our annual Year in Review Media Roundtable with Florida Times-Union Reporter Andrew Pantazi, Charles Griggs from the Jacksonville Free Press, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics (01:01).    

We learned the identity of the popular Twitter account @SanMarcoTrain as we spoke with the “train” himself, Jack DeYoung, the Digital Director at Nuera Marketing (46:00).


Judge Denies Corrine Brown's Request To Stay Out Of Prison During Appeal Process

Dec 20, 2017
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Corrine Brown will have to appeal her conviction and sentence from behind bars, a judge ruled.

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Upwards of 200 people wrote letters on behalf and against former Congresswoman Corrine Brown prior to her sentencing in a fraud trial earlier this month.

Corrine Brown Asks To Stay Out Of Prison While Appeal Is Completed

Dec 12, 2017
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Corrine Brown wants to remain a free woman as she awaits the outcome of her appeal after she was convicted in a federal corruption case and sentenced to five years in prison.

Friday on First Coast Connect we held our weekly Media Roundtable with panelist Ben Conarck from The Florida Times-Union, blogger and contributor Fred Matthews and Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons (01:06).

We heard about the actions of local charity Bright Holidays with its president Mike Shreve (38:34).  

Five Points business owners joined the show to talk about Saturday’s Christmas on Lomax party (44:45).

Phase Eight Theatre members Evie Day and Corey Driscoll joined us to talk about next week’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost in WJCT’s studio (49:04).


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Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is hoping an appellate court overturns her fraud convictions after her sentencing Monday.

But one former Department of Justice prosecutor thinks the only thing certain about her chances is uncertainty.


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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Former Chairman of the Council of American-Islamic Relations Parvez Ahmad about the arrest of an Arlington man who was plotting a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of North East Florida (00:59).

We heard reaction to the five-year federal prison sentence for former Congresswoman Corrine Brown with Florida Times-Union reporter Nate Monroe and WJCT’s Ryan Benk (05:47).

We talked about a new coalition to bring a Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida facility to Arlington near Jacksonville University with JU President Tim Cost and Boys & Girls Club President Paul Martinez (17:38).

Our latest segment of Moveable Feast featured the 50th anniversary of the Alhambra Dinner Theatre (24:10).  

Kathleen Schofield from Jacksonville’s STEM2 Hub talked this week marking Computer Science Education Week in America (33:38).

Nineteen year old Jacksonville University student Skyler Nolan gave us a preview of the upcoming Jazzy Noel concert at Unity Church Jacksonville (46:00). 


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“As I have written before, when I am asked what’s the most important attribute of a good judge, I say ‘humility.’ This is especially true in sentencing,” Federal Judge Timothy Corrigan wrote in his sentencing order of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown to five years in prison on Monday.


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Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown will spend five years in federal prison for her role in a corruption conspiracy that involved stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a fake education charity for needy children.

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Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and WJCT’s Ryan Benk (01:10).

We heard about the upcoming Tour de Farm event with Slow Food First Coast Chapter Leader Kurt D’Aurizio and Farm Tour Coordinator Kyle McBride (38:52).

St. Augustine-based folk/rock band Wingfield performed live in-studio (46:00). 


Tearful Corrine Brown Asks Court For Mercy, Compassion

Nov 16, 2017
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A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.”

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