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After several attempts to avoid serving any time, two former Jacksonville city council members, Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown are scheduled to report to federal prisons Friday, Jan. 29.

Jury Convicts Ousted Council Members Katrina Brown, Reggie Brown In Fraud Trial

Oct 2, 2019
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Former Jacksonville City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown were convicted Monday on dozens of fraud charges tied to misuse of loan money for a factory project once promised to bring needed jobs to a struggling neighborhood.

Invoices Faked, Checks Split With Katrina Brown, Say 2 Witnesses In Fraud Trial

Sep 26, 2019
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White-collar crime turned human when two Jacksonville men told jurors Wednesday they cashed checks worth thousands of dollars and handed most of the money to a woman behind the payments, former City Council member Katrina Brown.

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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.

Jury Selection Begins In Fraud Trial For Ousted Jax City Council Members

Sep 18, 2019
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The trial of two former Jacksonville City Council members on federal fraud charges began Wednesday with jury selection.

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Suspended Jacksonville City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown were back federal court Monday. 

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Suspended Jacksonville District 8 City Councilwoman Katrina Brown said Thursday she’s confident about her upcoming federal fraud trial.

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In response to a recent criminal investigation of several Jacksonville City Council members, the Jacksonville Ethics Commission is asking Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody to issue a legal opinion on local ethics commissions’ ability to enforce the state’s Sunshine Laws.

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Jacksonville City Council Members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown have pleaded not guilty to 38 federal charges stemming from an alleged scheme to fraudulently draw down a federally backed loan.

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At a court appearance Thursday afternoon, suspended City Councilwoman Katrina Brown asked for a court-appointed attorney. The judge agreed that she could not afford private counsel and will get a court-appointed attorney to her before her next court appearance.

Our weekly Friday Media Roundtable on First Coast Connect with guest host Ryan Benk featured Florida Times-Union columnist Mark Woods, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth.

Topics discussed included:

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Suspended city council members Reggie Brown and Katrina Brown were in court again Thursday a couple of weeks after a 38-count federal fraud indictment against them was unsealed.

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Several Jacksonville City Council members say they’ll advocate for a handful of bills that were being sponsored by suspended council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown, of Districts 8 and 10. They are facing indictments on dozens of federal charges of fraud.

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A business owned by indicted and suspended Jacksonville City Councilwoman Katrina Brown is on the hook for a nearly $2.7 million U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan.

Our weekly Media Roundtable Friday on First Coast Connect featured Florida Times-Union Reporter Tessa Duvall, radio host Angela Spears, Jacksonville Daily Record Reporter Dave Cawton and WJCT Reporter Ryan Benk.

The topics discussed included

Unnamed Business In Katrina Brown, Reggie Brown Indictment Appears To Be Jacksonville Firm

Jun 6, 2018
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The indictment of City Council members Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown allege that fake invoices prepared by Katrina Brown included one for purchase of furniture from an unidentified business. Retired firefighter who runs VC Gantt, LLC declines comment.

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A former state lawmaker, a former school board member and a banking executive are among the nine individuals who want to fill the vacancies created by the suspension of two Jacksonville City Council members.

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In the last two years, four elected officials from Jacksonville have been indicted on federal charges of fraud.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has suspended Jacksonville City Council members Reggie Brown and Katrina Brown. The news comes a day after a federal indictment was unsealed showing the pair faces 38 charges, including fraud.

Friday our First Coast Connect Media Roundtable featured Dan Scanlan from the Florida Times-Union, WJCT contributor Fred Matthews, Jacksonville Business Journal editor Timothy Gibbons and Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski.

Issues discussed included,

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Updated 6:03 p.m.: This story was updated to include new details on the case and quotes from Reggie Brown. 

Jacksonville City Council members Reggie Brown and Katrina Brown have been indicted on 38 counts of fraud and other charges related to Katrina Brown’s family’s barbecue sauce business.

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Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown is challenging incumbent Democratic state Senator Audrey Gibson.

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Jacksonville is one step closer to temporarily halting certain kinds of block parties across the city.

City leaders from law enforcement, the parks department and City Council hashed out ways to reform the permitting process Wednesday.


Councilman Brown Withdraws Food Truck Restriction Bill

Nov 24, 2015
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An ordinance to regulate where food trucks can operate in Jacksonville was withdrawn from consideration at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

Councilman Reggie Brown’s proposal would require food trucks to set up at least 50 feet away from brick and mortar restaurants unless they’re given written consent by the owner to be there.  Food trucks downtown already adhere to similar rules.


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The Jacksonville City Council will begin considering a bill next Tuesday that could limit when and where food trucks can operate.

Councilman Reggie Brown is introducing the bill, which if passed, would amend the city ordinance so that food trucks would not be allowed to operate within 50 feet of a brick-and-mortar business unless the brick-and-mortar business gives the mobile business written consent.

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The Jacksonville City Council is asking for more information about a homeless day shelter that’s set to close at the end of this month.

Dozens of shelter advocates showed up at City Hall Monday night, pleading for funding to not be cut from the city’s budget.

 


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Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown and city food truck operators met on Wednesday to discuss new regulations for the rolling eateries.

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Jacksonville City Council President Bill Gulliford said he sees no reason to slap new rules on local food trucks.