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Fraud Trial Begins For Former Jacksonville City Council Members Katrina Brown, Reggie Brown

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The Florida Times-Union
Katrina Brown, left, and Reggie Brown, right.

Opening arguments were scheduled to start Monday at 9 a.m. in a case involving federal and city loans for the failed Jerome Brown BBQ Sauce manufacturing plant.

After more than a year of legal maneuvers, the fraud trial of former Jacksonville City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown is beginning.

The two politicians, who aren’t related but who both won elections to the City Council in 2015, have pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges.

For a live blog from the courthouse and a primer with background information on the case against Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown, visit The Florida Times-Union.