Former House Democrat Corrine Brown Found Guilty of Tax Fraud

Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) was found guilty Thursday of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charity that was purported to be providing poor students with scholarships, The Associated Press reported.

Brown, who represented Florida’s 3rd and 5th districts during her 12-term career in the House, was convicted on 18 of the 22 charges filed against her, the AP reported, including tax fraud and failure to make required disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.

The House Democrat ran for re-election in 2016 despite being under indictment, losing to Rep. Al Lawson in the party’s August primary. Lawson, a former state senator, went on to defeat his Republican opponent in the general election.

Brown’s sentencing date has not been set, according to the Florida Times-Union.

Morning Consult