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Feds will retry Corrine Brown on fraud charges

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Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown arrives at federal court on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown was back in federal court Monday afternoon for the first time since her fraud and tax charge conviction was overturned earlier this year.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 7-4 decision, reversed Brown’s conviction in May sending the case back to the district court for a possible retrial.

Federal prosecutors offered her an extended plea agreement to avoid being retried, which Brown rejected. The government said they will put her on trial again. While the government said they would be ready as early as next month, Brown’s defense counsel asked for time to obtain a new legal team.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner News4Jax.