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Rep. Corrine Brown served a subpoena



Florida Times-Union:

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s barbecue dinner and political strategy session at a Northside restaurant was cut short Monday when federal agents served her instead with a subpoena, according to two people with the congresswoman that night and acknowledged by Brown’s office.

In addition, Von Alexander, a political consultant with longtime ties to Brown as well as other Jacksonville Democrats, was visited by federal authorities Monday, she told the Times-Union in a phone interview Tuesday. Alexander has at times served as a spokeswoman for Brown for years, though it’s not clear she works in any capacity for Brown now.

Details about the subpoena or the nature of what federal authorities are looking into remain a mystery.

But Brown, in a prepared statement Wednesday, sought to connect the subpoena to her recent high-profile fight over congressional redistricting.

“The 5th congressional district is under attack through the redistricting process, and now it is under siege by other political forces,” she said. “It is not surprising that every time we go through the redistricting process some tangential investigation comes up.”

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[Last modified: Thursday, January 7, 2016 10:14am]


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