Former Jacksonville Congresswoman Fights to Stay Out of Prison

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla. talks with the press in Tallahassee, Fla. Rep. Brown, who more than two decades ago became one of the first blacks elected to Congress from Florida since reconstruction, is battling to stay in office amid a criminal indictment and a revamped district that includes thousands of new voters.(AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

Former Florida Congresswoman 72-year-old Corrine Brown is scheduled to report to prison on January 29th but her attorneys are arguing that she does not belong behind bars.

Brown was sentenced to five years in federal prison after being convicted on 18 of her 22 felony criminal charges, related to a charity scam.

But she is fighting to stay free while appealing her conviction on charges related to a charity scam.

Brown’s attorney filed a document at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Friday, writing that the trial judge’s decision to remove a juror could lead to a reversal of her conviction.

He said that’s why Brown should not go behind bars.



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