Yet another corrupt Democrat has been caught stealing money meant for charity.
Corrine Brown is a former US Representative from the Democratic Party who once held the seat for Florida’s 5th congressional district. While holding this seat Brown created a charity by the name of “One Door For Education” that raised over $800,000. However a mere $1,200 was all the students who were to benefit from this charity ever received.
Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown was found guilty of 18 separate counts on Thursday in a corruption trial that saw her facing 22 charges relating to the alleged use of charity funds as a personal slush fund.
Of the $833,000 raised by Brown’s “One Door For Education” charity, only $1,200 was given to students. The remainder of that money, was used for various different purposes unrelated to the charity:
Her defense argues she raised money for the charity while asking for other funds and did not know it was a fake charity. She also says she didn’t know her chief of staff was putting thousands into her account and taking well over $100,000 for himself. $330,000 were used to fund events like receptions, tickets to see Beyonce and an NFL game and a golf tournament.
Brown served as the representative for Florida’s fifth Congressional district before losing an August primary election in the wake of her federal indictment. After 24 years in Congress, Brown’s term ended in January. Al Lawson (D-FL) currently holds the seat Brown once served in.