Corrine Brown

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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U.S. House of Representatives

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.

Hurricane Damage Prompts Delay Request In Corrine Brown Sentencing

Oct 24, 2017
Corrine Brown
U.S. House of Representatives

Hurricane damage to Corrine Brown's Jacksonville home has prompted her attorneys to ask for a delay in the former congresswoman's sentencing hearing on federal fraud charges, according to our News4Jax partner.

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A former Daytona Beach state representative is facing up to 180 years in prison for using campaign funds personally.

Democrat Dwayne Taylor was convicted Thursday on nine counts of wire fraud.

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable included Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:14). We heard some retirement investment advice from Adam Wolf of Wolf Retirement Navigation (32:23), and we spoke with the play-by-play voice of the Florida State Seminoles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gene Deckerhoff (41:02).  


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Federal Judge Timothy Corrigan ruled Wednesday that former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is not entitled to a new trial and should not be acquitted of 18 counts of fraud.

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A federal judge is weighing whether former North Florida Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown should be acquitted of corruption charges — or get a new trial— four months after she was found guilty.

Brown was convicted of 18 counts of mail, wire and tax fraud stemming from her involvement in a fake education charity.

Hearing On Corrine Brown Retrial Set For Monday

Aug 4, 2017
Corrine Brown at microphone

Oral arguments on Brown’s motions for a judgment for acquittal and request for a retrial are scheduled for Monday at the federal courthouse in Jacksonville.

  Monday on “First Coast Connect,” attorney John Phillips (1:03) talked about what’s next in the case of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5). We spoke with David Feuerstein (23:10) from the New York-based Feuerstein Kulick law firm on why medical marijuana legislation is so slow moving in Florida. Health Designs founder and CEO Ann Sabbag (40:50) talked about the future of workplace wellness, and WJCT sports analyst Cole Pepper (44:45) discussed a historic PLAYERS Championship. 

Our Friday Media Roundtable on “First Coast Connect” included A.G. Gancarski from Florida Politics, blogger Fred Matthews, David Cawton from the Financial News and Daily Record and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:48). We learned about breast cancer survival with advocate Nancy Cappello (33:35). Executive Director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville Diane Boyle (41:58) about the “Eagles for Impact” fundraiser at THE PLAYERS Championship. Sunday is Mother’s Day, Terri Mashour (45:36), who runs the website Fun 4 First Coast Kids had some ideas where you take mom on her day. 

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Updated 6:30 p.m.

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown has been found guilty in 18 of 22 counts of conspiracy, wire/mail fraud and tax fraud for her role in a scam that bilked $833,000 from donors who thought sham charity One Door for Education was awarding scholarships to disadvantaged students.

Only $1,200 actually made it to students’ education.