Democratic ex-Rep. Corrine Brown makes comeback bid after serving prison sentence

Democratic ex-Rep. Corrine Brown makes comeback bid after serving prison sentence


A former Florida Democratic representative is running for Congress again after serving more than two years in federal prison on a litany of mail and tax fraud charges.

Former Rep. Corrine Brown, who represented the Jacksonville area in Congress for 24 years before being defeated in the 2016 Democratic primary by Rep. Al Lawson, announced her decision to mount a comeback bid in Florida’s newly redrawn 10th Congressional District, offering details in a press release posted on her campaign website.

Shortly after Brown left Congress, she was convicted of 18 federal crimes, including wire fraud, mail fraud, filing false tax returns, and conspiracy, in a case stemming from a sham charity that prosecutors said Brown used

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