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Federal Judge Eases Corrine Brown's Release Restrictions Pending Appeal

Corrine Brown walks into the United States Courthouse in Downtown Jacksonville.

A federal judge granted a motion Tuesday to allow disgraced former congresswoman Corrine Brown to return to the same restrictions on her movements as before she was convicted of 18 charges of fraud and tax evasion in 2016 and sentenced to five years in prison.

WJCT News partner News4Jax covered the Tuesday morning hearing.

Brown was released from a Central Florida federal prison earlier this year after her attorney argued health issues made her especially vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Brown’s attorney filed a renewed motion for release pending appeal and it asks that the judge allow her to be released from requirements to wear an ankle monitor and regularly check-in with a halfway house.

Her only comment headed into the federal courthouse for the first time since her conviction was about her supporters: “I love them. God is good.”

Brown was convicted on multiple federal charges, most involving using the “One Door for Education” charity as a personal slush fund.

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