Former Democrat Congresswoman Corrine Brown Starts Prison Sentence

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Representative Corrine Brown(D-FL) speaks during the Stars For Trayvon: A Fundraiser at Shadowroom on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (PHOTO: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

A former Democrat Congresswoman from Florida is now in prison after being convicted of stealing money from a charity.

Corrine Brown reported to prison yesterday to begin a five year sentence, though she could be out after just a year with good behavior.

According to The Daily Caller:

“Former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown reported to federal prison Monday to start her five year sentence for multiple crimes, including tax fraud and corruption.

Brown, 71, turned herself in to the Sumter Correctional Institution in Florida, one of the largest federal prisons in the country, which houses both violent and non-violent offenders. Brown will be serving her five-year sentence at a minimum-security satellite facility, which keeps roughly 391 other female inmates.

She was in the bus with some family members, and asked Bishop Kelvin Cobaris, a pastor from the Orlando area, to pray for her…

Brown was sentenced in December to five years in prison, plus three years supervised release. She could potentially apply for early release after 12 months.

She was found guilty of 18 out of 22 counts of corruption and tax-related fraud in May 2016. Brown and associates transferred more than $800,000 from One Door for Education, a charity she ran, into personal bank accounts between 2012 and 2016. Ronnie Simmons, Brown’s former chief of staff, and the charity’s president, Carla Wiley, both testified against their former boss.”