A high-profile Democrat is finally facing the music after decades of corrupt behavior. Do not expect liberals or other big league Democrats to denounce her, though.
Former Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL) was convicted in a federal court for taking money out of a charity designed to provide poor children with scholarships. Brown, who is a known friend of former President Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton, was convicted of 18 out of 22 charges of fraud.
This is how Brown’s 25-year career came to an end.
Besides her gross violations of the law, Brown’s ignominious crimes are made worse by the fact that she deliberately stole money from needy children in order to pay for her lavish shopping sprees.
Brown took money from the One Door to Education Foundation in order to buy new clothes, new handbags, and other vanity items that are nowhere near as important as educational opportunities for needy kids.
All told, Brown was convicted of charges including financial fraud, tax fraud, conspiracy, mail fraud, and wire fraud. She is facing the possibility of 357 years in prison and a fine worth $4.8 million dollars.
For a time, Brown and some of her supporters cried “racism” because Brown was one of the first three African Americans to be elected to Congress in Florida since the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War.
However, after the full truth came out, many of Brown’s well-heeled friends in Washington, DC scurried for cover. Even Clinton, whom Brown campaigned for in 2016, made no comment on the issue.