Democrat Corrine Brown Guilty and Sentenced…

Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday for her conviction in a federal fraud case involving a charity she used to enrich herself.

The sentence matches the recommendation from prosecutor Tysen Duva, who asked the judge at Brown’s sentencing hearing last month to not give her anything less than five years, according to Action News Jax.

Brown was convicted in May on 18 counts of wire fraud, tax evasion and other charges stemming from her theft from a Virginia-based charitable foundation. She was found guilty on seven counts of wire fraud, five counts of mail fraud, one count of scheme to conceal material facts, three tax fraud charges, and one count of obstructing IRS laws:

More than $800,000 was deposited into One Door for Education, the Virginia-based foundation. Only $1,200 of the foundation’s money went to charity.

Federal authorities discovered last year that Brown, Elias, and Carla Wiley, the foundation’s president, spent $200,000 of the group’s money on NFL tickets, luxury vacations, plane tickets, car repairs, and lavish events.

An FBI agent testified during the trial that Brown had cash taken from the foundation and funneled into her bank account.

Via: FreeBeacon

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