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Disgraced ex-Rep. Corrine Brown could face ‘significant prison time’

But will she? Sentencing hearing coming this week.

From the Florida Times-Union:

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown could face years in prison and still get off easier than a common criminal when she is sentenced for 18 felony convictions.

The reasons to watch for both of those possibilities were folded into a stack of court filings prosecutors delivered ahead of sentencing hearings scheduled this week for Brown and two others at the heart of fraud cases involving the fake charity One Door for Education.

The real decisions are up to U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan, who will preside over hearings Wednesday for One Door President Carla Wiley and Brown's former chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, then a separate hearing for Brown on Thursday.

Corrigan himself has said the decision in any case shouldn't be easy.

"Sentencing is the most multifaceted, emotional and challenging task a judge performs," he wrote in an article about sentencing published last year in a Duke University School of Law magazine.

Full story here.