Prosecutors: Ex-Congresswoman Ripped Off Own Charity To Fund Lavish Lifestyle

Prosecutors: Ex-Congresswoman Ripped Off Own Charity To Fund Lavish Lifestyle

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Prosecutors: Ex-Congresswoman Ripped Off Own Charity To Fund Lavish Lifestyle ^ | 4/27/17 | Will Racke

Posted on 04/29/2017 6:19:30 AM PDT by ColdOne

Prosecutors in Florida say a former congresswoman took money from a charitable foundation for poor children and instead used it to pay for concert tickets and Beverly Hills shopping sprees.

Federal attorneys on Wednesday opened their case in the trial of Corrine Brown, who from 2013 to 2017 was the Democratic representative from Florida’s 5th congressional district. Brown stands accused of multiple fraud and conspiracy charges for allegedly funneling contributions from the scholarship charity she started, One Door for Education, to her personal bank accounts.

Between 2012 and 2016, Brown and two close associates raised more than $800,000, much of which they transferred to their

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida

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1 posted on 04/29/2017 6:19:30 AM PDT by ColdOne

To: ColdOne

Who does that sound like?

2 posted on 04/29/2017 6:23:39 AM PDT by DannyTN

To: ColdOne

Who does that sound like?

3 posted on 04/29/2017 6:23:40 AM PDT by DannyTN

To: ColdOne

But but but everybody does it……(sarc)

4 posted on 04/29/2017 6:23:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)

To: ColdOne

One Door for Education Grifting

Fixed it.

To: ColdOne

My first thought, the Clintons, including the incest product, Chelsea.

6 posted on 04/29/2017 6:25:18 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed)

To: ColdOne

Who could say fraud? She started a charity to help the poor. She was poor. SHe helped herself. Where is the problem?

7 posted on 04/29/2017 6:26:05 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)

To: All

So what did she do w/ the ten thousand tax dollars each member of the Black Congressional Caucus gets….to do with as they please?

That’s over and above salaries, perks, office expenses, staff hires, voucher reimbursements, etc etc etc.

Same for members of the The Asian Caucus and the Latino Caucus.

A reason to shut down these vile, separatist Congressional caucuses.

8 posted on 04/29/2017 6:28:25 AM PDT by Liz (Shutting down conservatives’ free speech is a form of hate speech. samtheman)

To: ColdOne

To add insult to injury all the folks who gave money to the scam were able to write it off their taxes.

9 posted on 04/29/2017 6:29:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (Inside every progressive is a totalitarian screaming to get out… – – Horowitz)

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