Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown convicted of federal fraud charges

A jury on Thursday convicted former 12-term Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown on more than a dozen federal fraud charges.

Brown and Ronnie Simmons, her chief of staff who previously pleaded guilty in the case, were named last year in a 24-count federal indictment relating to a scheme led by Brown in which she used her official post as a member of Congress to help solicit $800,000 in contributions for a sham education charity, One Door for Education.


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