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Rep. Corrine Brown has been indicted, according to news report

The following is from First Coast News:

JACKSONVILLE —Fifth District Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) has been indicted on charges likely related to her involvement with an unregistered charity in Virginia and appear in Jacksonville Federal Court Friday, multiple sources have confirmed to First Coast News.

First Coast News has learned Brown will appear before a federal magistrate judge Friday afternoon. As of 1 p.m., Brown is in Washington D.C. as the House is still in session.

First Coast News has reached out to Brown's office for comment from the congresswoman but we have yet to hear from her. However, close associates say she is "strong" and "not worried" about the indictment.

The indictments are sealed, and details are sketchy, but may stem from Brown's involvement in a group called "One Door for Education," which advertised itself as a charity, but was never a registered nonprofit. One Door's president Carla Wiley entered a guilty plea of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud charges in early March.

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[Last modified: Thursday, July 7, 2016 3:01pm]


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