Hillary Clinton may have escaped the long arm of the law, but former Rep. Corrine Brown certainly didn’t.
According to Fox News, the former Florida congresswoman was found guilty on Thursday of 18 of 22 charges of tax evasion by a jury in Jacksonville.
Brown served in Congress from 1993 to 2017, was found guilty of using her charity as a slush fund for trips, shopping, and parties.
Conservative Tribune reports:
While that may sound familiar to followers of the Clinton clan, prosecutors say Brown did it in a huge way.
Prosecutors say Brown’s charity, One Door for Education Foundation Inc., collected $800,000 over four years, ostensibly to give scholarships to low-income students. The foundation gave out a total of two scholarships totaling $1,200, according to The New York Times.
The Justice Department issued a statement, saying that “trial evidence also showed that more than $300,000 in One Door funds were used to pay for events either hosted by Brown or held in her honor.”
“Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown violated the public trust, the honor of her position and the integrity of the American system of government when she abused one of the most powerful positions in the nation for her own personal gain,” acting assistant attorney general Kenneth A. Blanco said in a statement.
“She shamefully deprived needy children of hundreds of thousands of dollars that could have helped with their education and improved their opportunities for advancement, and she lied to the IRS and the American public about secret cash deposits into her personal bank accounts.”
Brown issued her own statement, maintaining her innocence.
“I did not commit these crimes, and I intend to file a motion for a new trial,” 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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