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Congresswoman Corrine Brown Remains Silent On Subject Of Federal Subpoena

Ryan Benk

Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5) is staying mum on why she was served a federal subpoena last week.

In Jacksonville Monday morning, Brown said she’s been advised not to speak about the specifics.

“I love talking to you guys, and you need to know that, but he says if I talk to you all, he’s going to divorce me and we can’t have that,” Brown said. “So, I’m doing exactly what my attorney told me.”

Last week, Brown released a statement saying the investigation is politically motivated.  She believes it’s related to her federal lawsuit challenging the new shape of her district.

As the Florida Times-Union first reported, Brown got the notice of a federal investigation while meeting with political operatives at a barbeque restaurant on Norwood Avenue.

Ryan Benk is a former WJCT News reporter who joined the station in 2015 after working as a news researcher and reporter for NPR affiliate WFSU in Tallahassee.