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

Dec 12, 2017

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). 


“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.


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

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.”

Supporters Pray With Corrine Brown Before Her Sentencing Hearing; Defense Witness Backs Out

Nov 16, 2017

Not long after word broke that a key witness scheduled to testify in Corrine Brown's sentencing hearing Thursday had backed out, the embattled former congresswoman arrived at the federal courthouse and gathered with supporters for a brief prayer circle before heading in to debate her fate.

Corrine Brown Co-conspirators Argue For Light Sentences at Hearing

Nov 15, 2017

Corrine Brown's former chief of staff and the founder of a bogus charity used as a personal piggy bank by Brown and her associates are making their case in federal court Wednesday for what punishment they should receive for their involvement in the scheme.


Former congresswoman Corrine Brown won't learn her fate in her federal corruption case until Dec. 4.

Wiley Hopes To Avoid Prison After Testifying Against Corrine Brown

Nov 9, 2017

The founder of a bogus charity that former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was convicted of using for personal gain is asking a federal judge for leniency at sentencing.

In a memo Wednesday, attorneys for Carla Wiley suggested their client should avoid prison time because she cooperated quickly and fully with federal investigators in the case against Brown, according to our News4Jax partner.

Judge Denies Corrine Brown's Latest Request For Sentencing Delay

Nov 3, 2017
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Judge Timothy Corrigan signed an order Friday morning denying former Congresswoman Corrine Brown's second request to delay her sentencing on a conviction on multiple counts of fraud and other charges.

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U.S. House of Representatives

Former congresswoman Corrine Brown is being evaluated for certain medical, mental and emotional conditions that could have an impact on her upcoming sentencing on federal fraud charges, according to a new motion filed by her attorney.

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U.S. House of Representatives

Judge Timothy Corrigan has denied former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's request for a delay in her sentencing hearing, according to our News4Jax partner.