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Old 05-12-2017, 11:20 AM
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Funny...

A 25-year Congresswoman was found guilty on 18 counts...

...and yet United Press International can NOT tell us what PARTY she's from...

Ex-congresswoman Brown convicted in $800K charity scheme

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A former longtime congresswoman from Florida was convicted Thursday in a scheme that involved hundreds of thousands of dollars being from a charity fund that was supposed give educational scholarships to poor students.

A Jacksonville, Fla., jury found Corrine Brown guilty on 18 of 22 charges on Thursday that stemmed from about $800,000 in the charity, called the One Door for Education Foundation between 2012 and 2016.

Prosecutors argued at trial that Brown used money from the fund for lavish vacations, parties and shopping sprees. Meanwhile, they said, the charity gave out just one scholarship, worth $1,200, in the span of those four years.

Brown said she plans to seek a new trial.

"While I respect the jury's decision I disagree with it and I want to make it clear that I maintain my innocence," Brown said in a statement. "I will continue to stand on my record of decades of faithful service to this community and the nation."

Brown was convicted on several charges, including conspiracy, mail fraud, and filing multiple false tax returns.

"Brown took an oath year after year to serve others, but instead she exploited the needs of children and deceived her constituents to advance her own personal and political agendas," the FBI said in a statement. "Corrupt public officials undermine the integrity of our government and violate the public's trust."

Brown, 70, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives between 1993 and 2013, will reportedly be sentenced after 90 days.

"I have a long record of charitable service to the community and that will continue even during this process," Brown said. "This fight is not over and as I'm sure you know I will continue to fight to clear my name and restore my reputation."
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Funny...

A 25-year Congresswoman was found guilty on 18 counts...

...and yet United Press International can NOT tell us what PARTY she's from...

Ex-congresswoman Brown convicted in $800K charity scheme
If she had an "R" behind her name they would have let us know it.. So yes we know.

What this also proves would be that it is possible to convict a democrat of stealing and abuse of power via a charity scam. However, I doubt the same justice will be achieved with a disturbingly similar case in recent news.
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Two posts and they are both right wing whining. Let me help you. SHE IS A DEMOCRAT!!! They have criminals too.
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Two posts and they are both right wing whining. Let me help you. SHE IS A DEMOCRAT!!! They have criminals too.
Poli-tics.

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Every last one of 'em.
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Two posts and they are both right wing whining. Let me help you. SHE IS A DEMOCRAT!!! They have criminals too.
Of course she is a Democrat. We know this not because she committed multiple crimes, that's universal with both parties, but because the UPI news article failed to mention it.
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Two posts and they are both right wing whining. Let me help you. SHE IS A DEMOCRAT!!! They have criminals too.
The fact that you've just given MORE information than a mainstream media news article should be a concern for everyone...
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The fact that you've just given MORE information than a mainstream media news article should be a concern for everyone...
Does it matter really? One outlet didn't meet your partisan standards. Big deal
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Funny, when I seen the OP title, and who posted it, I knew what party she was from.
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The most important thing is what party she is from, well only if she is from the other party that is, otherwise the thread would have never been started.
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