Racism in the dating game
Though unsuccessful, Brown received a new Lexus worth $50,000 for her trouble.And in 2008, Brown took heat from the mayor of Jacksonville after she had sandbags delivered by the city to protect her home from Tropical Storm Fay.
Her defense attorney is seeking probation and community service.He did this numerous times, according to Duva and evidence released earlier this month.She used the money put in her bank account to go to Nassau, Bahamas with her daughter, fly to Beverly Hills and shop along Rodeo Drive, and attend a Beyoncé concert, according to court documents and previous reports by First Coast News.He also argued that Brown has made ludicrous comments during the investigation, including a comment where she essentially said that had investigators not been looking into her case, the Pulse shooting in Orlando would never have happened.She also referred to the charges as “bogus” and “racist,” implying that she was targeted for her race in the case.In 2000, Brown battled back a House Ethics investigation into her efforts to free imprisoned West African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko from federal prison.
She appealed to Attorney General Janet Reno for help, asking her to spring Sissoko from prison.
Prosecutors also argued that Brown lied about and inflated what she gave in tithes to various churches.
The churches came forward in the trial and said the donations claimed to be given by Brown did not match their records, to which Brown said she sometimes gave anonymous donations.
In hindsight, I wished I had been more diligent in overseeing my personal and professional life The idea that some people could believe these charges hurt me because it runs contrary to everything I’ve ever believed and done in my life.
I hope and pray these proceedings to don’t make them [ordinary people] lose faith in the system.
But on February 9, 2017, Corrine Brown was in federal court for stealing scholarship money from school children.