Corrine Brown Convicted Of 18 Charges Including Fraud And Lying On Tax Forms

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Corrine Brown Guilty

Corrine Brown, the former ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, was found guilty of fraud 18 charges including fraud and lying to the IRS.

Allegations against Brown included using hundreds of thousands of dollars in from the One Door for Education Foundation, not for education, but for lavish parties, trips and shopping excursions. From 2012 to 2016, Brown used the foundation to bring in over $800,000 in donations but records show she gave only 1 scholarship for $1,200 to an unidentified person.

“Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown violated the public trust, the honor of her position, and the integrity of the American system of government when she abused one of the most powerful positions in the nation for her own personal gain,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco, said in a statement after the verdict.

When the indictment first surfaced, Brown was defiant and said made statements asserting the prosecution had more to do with being black than being bad.

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The prosecution’s key witnesses were Elias Simmons, Brown’s former chief of staff, and Carla Wiley, the foundation’s president. The two testified against Brown after pleading guilty for misusing the funds.

Corrine Brown Memories

I remember watching Brown repeatedly defend the Department of Veterans Affairs and American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) using the most unusually incoherent arguments I have ever witnessed of a lawmaker.

Brown was truly exceptional for her bizarre and left field commentary regardless of what issue may have been before the committee at the time.

What do you remember most about the Congresswoman?

Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/former-member-of-house-committee-on-veterans-affairs-brown-found-guilty-in-charity-scam-1.467958#.WRTURInytZo

Jim nose
Jim nose

I’me very surprised:(

Mack
Mack
Brown is not worthy of anything more than a brief response to this. Initially, seeing that she was black invoked two thoughts. First, no doubt she’ll bring up racism. As if!!!!! Second, knew she was both deviant and criminal because she thought she could use the “race card” to get away with this. But then, there was the thought of thoughts. VA, which equals criminal, distortion of facts, deviancy, lies, manipulation, and a felon. This Brown broad is the perfect… Read more »
Vet
Vet

Well said and yes I’m black. How what about the rest of the jacks still in there or care we still waiting for that magical admin ( not trumps) that going come in and clean house. During here holdi,g my breath. Wink, wink.

Benny

I need to take tranquilizers when dealing and hearing anything about the VA. What is needed to stop there gestapo methods ?!!??

Benny
1st Marine Air Wing FMF Corpsman Vietnam era…….God please save us?

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

Semper Fi, Doc! Thanks for patching up our feathers . . . From one of the Bird Men of VMGR-152.

John McCain is a Coward Neocon Democuck

Charity reform is something I do not hear enough people demanding along with Tax Reform.

Corrine Brown is just upset that the Clinton Foundation got away with it and she didn’t.

I too remember seeing her speak and “testify”. Of course, I opined internally, out of fear of the dreaded “racist” label, if she could actually read and understand the English language.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
Want to get even more pissed at McCain? Google this little tidbit on “Songbird John McCain” for information over what he was “personally responsible for” THREE MONTHS BEFORE he was (allegedly) shot down In North Vietnam in 1967! “Navy Releases McCain’s Records!” In my opinion, McCain was NOT shot down over North Vietnam! Accriding to his Naval Records, he’s responsible for crashing 5 planes, all due to “pilot error!” He had a ‘reputation’ of being a “got dog” pilot. Or… Read more »
Dennis
Dennis
There is simply nobody involved with VA at a high level that is clean. She violated the public trust? Just what faeiry tales have they been reading to believe the public had any trust to begin with for Christ sake! If your mission in life was to hunt down and capture all the corruption tied to the VA, would you go to Washington DC and look for individuals who are corrupt or would you simply erect a giant land drift… Read more »
BOHICA
BOHICA

I’d go with the giant land drift net option because I (myself personally)don’t think there’s an uncorrupted politician to be had in D.C. that hasn’t said that they will represent us over their pocketbook.

Dennis
Dennis

The link you posted to the story Ben says the story has been deleted or moved.

Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Dennis,
I’ve been hearing Google, Facebook and other sites are being censored!

91Veteran
91Veteran

Stripes either updated the original article, or replaced it with something with fewer embarrassing comments. It’s back up here:

“https://www.stripes.com/news/us/former-member-of-house-committee-on-veterans-affairs-brown-found-guilty-in-charity-scam-1.467958#.WRUpyvnyvIU”

Crazy elf
Crazy elf
I remember watching her on a veteran bringing a weapon into a VHA, (up in one of the north central plains states.) She was more interested about the safety of the VHA employees, rather than the “WHY” a veteran had to resort to bringing in the weapon! Her dialogue was all over the place! As if she couldn’t come up with a rational explanation over “WHY” a veteran was so upset! Y’all remember that veteran who brought a weapon into… Read more »
Jo3n

Sounds like ladies week. My friend, who follows this site, suggested yesterday’s lady, reminded her of a story; she says Bible Story, of the whore of Babylon. Corrine feels a bit guilty. The whore never will. Lady Babylon didn’t blink while Veterans died. May she get what is coming to her. Corrine will. All this matters not. There are many travestries in the VA. Let’s see some real change. So far, smoke screen.

Dave F
Dave F

Not until the VA Hospital Administration and the VA administrative side of the house are eliminated will there ever be hope for Veterans.

The Hospital side is plain as day. The Administrative side tries to disprove every claim rather than hide it. You have multiple military disabilities and they discriminate against you by considering you less of a person because you have existing disabilities.

Brian Moyer

I believe Rep. Brown is a fine example of what is leading the VA today. A corrupt political machine that is using veterans as nothing more than a meal ticket. We Agent Orange Veterans of Guam view ourselves as the new Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments from the 30’s! My grandfather was a WWI Bonus Marcher and if we march on Mar-A-Lago this coming winter I will be there. That is a promise.

James Gallegos
The same thing u did. I always thought something was strange about her and was just a token to the committee. I did not trust her to do anything about the VA and I’m sorry not to be wrong. Age was pretty clever to get as far as she did. Oh well blind people have a problem seeing. Even when they can see many people are blind to things going on around them. 345 thousand to go. If one would… Read more »
James Gallegos
In the news she will spend the rest of her life in prison ! Now of the citizens start seeing names of VA employees being held accountable and fired or placed in jail. VA employees may get the message it’s not ok to harm other’s and you will pay the price. When they find these employees and they try to use their friend’s to back them up ! The employees must be advised if they lie to a federal investigators… Read more »
Ben
Ben

We’re in the News Sr. I’m all eyes. If this is correct it USA BIG FU DEAL!!!
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Rich B
Rich B

Is anyone really surprised?

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
“Corrine Brown’s defense attorney plans to file motion for new trial” By: Sarah Thompson @WOKV_Sarah May 11, 2017 “Jacksonville, FL – He describes it as the 1st quarter in a legal football game. Just about an hour after former Congresswoman Corrine Brown was found guilty on 18 of 22 charges in her federal fraud trial, her defense attorney, James Smith, was already vowing this would not be the end of the legal fight. Speaking outside of the federal courthouse Thursday… Read more »
Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

Link to the article.

“http://www.wokv.com/news/local/corrine-brown-defense-attorney-plans-file-motion-for-new-trial/GDWSbOkEcPdywOeJoa2FYO/”

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly
Hey Elf, Found a replacement for Corrine Brown right in her own backyard very near her office in Orlando. Although she is not a Veteran, she was a former VA nurse, and just prior to her winning her seat on the Orlando City council. She was the 2nd vice commander of Amvets Post 30 in west Orlando. She also hold the highest regards for law enforcement with her prior 21 arrests for possession of cocaine with intent to sell, passing… Read more »
Crazy elf
Crazy elf
To: Seymore and 91Veteran, I believe, but not sure, That city council representative from Orlando can’t hold a federal Congressional position having felonies on her record. Plus, the head woman, of “One Door”, testified against Brown. Even if she gets a new trial, up in Jacksonville, there will be too much outcry to put that bitch in prison. I know a few of the “regular people” from Brown’s district. They’re all in agreement, Brown has screwed over them as long… Read more »
Ben
Ben

Veterans dying daily because of her and the likes of her. Enough said. FMF Corpsman 8404 Vietnam Era. 1st MAW Satan is alive and well in The VA?

91Veteran
91Veteran

Seymore, she can stand on anything she wants, but her record won’t be one of them…not with two of her staffers testifying against her to save their own skins.

I thought I read somewhere that her “charitable” organization had not even filed paperwork with the IRS to set themselves up as a charity.

Must be Tom Burch’s sister.

Rich B
Rich B

Off topic–

Received my decision letter today, the VA denied service connection for my left knee injury. In fact, they did not even review my IMO, nor did they consider the Benefit of the Doubt.. I wish for once the va could get a rating decision correct the first time.. Here we go again, another appeal and congress wonders why there is a back log on claims.

91Veteran
91Veteran

Is that your first denial on that knee claim Rich B?

Rich B
Rich B

Yes first denial, I think I will get it in the end, but see that is the problem we should not have to fight for our benefits….

cj
cj

@Rich B: Oh, you’ll get it in the end alright…… Sorry, just couldn’t help myself.

91Veteran
91Veteran
Rich B, if you did not do this during your C&P exam and you happen to have another, or in whatever way you can refute your denial, it helps to point out as many ways as you can how that injury affects your daily life, both in pain and in ways it limits your ability to do things. I had a very good C&P examiner years ago. It was I think my 3rd or 4th C&P exam for that knee… Read more »
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Thank you Vets for your service.

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran
When she begins serving her first days in prison – – – then I will rejoice. All the articles I have read thus far only mention that she was convicted. They say nothing regarding sentencing. I suspect that the “race card” will come into this somewhere along the line. I do not give a Rat’s Ass for that argument. I grew up in a multi-racial, multi-cultural environment family that was under-privileged. Seen too much of the world to believe in… Read more »
Crazy elf
Crazy elf

Disgruntled Veteran,
Sorry to inform you,
It’s been out for a short while now – “There is NO evidence whatsoever on “COLLUSION between the Russians and President Trump!”
Even Maxine Waters (D-Ca) came out last Thursday or Friday afternoon and admitted it!

Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@Elf – – – Yesterday’s photo’s of POTUS Chump with the Russians in the Oval Office, makes me wonder. Why was TASS the credited photo agency? Where were the American media at this event? What a YUUUGGE propaganda victory for Putin that was.

Someone once told me that Watergate never happened as well . . .

Think I will adopt a wait and see on this one.

Seymore Klearly
Seymore Klearly

“Corrine Brown- 20 years of Corruption”
You Tube Vid posted December 13, 2011

“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbXedswh3mo”

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“Rep Corrine Brown: No VA Problems In FL But VA Facility In Her District Is Under Investigation”
Published on May 29, 2014
“During a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, Rep. Corrine Brown (D- Florida) said there are no reported VA problems in Florida — despite a facility currently under investigation within her very own district.”

“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG2HgWCoINs”

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ANutterVet
ANutterVet
This is a disgrace. There’s no more integrity and trust. $1,200 of $800,000 = 0.0015%. When was this embarrassing peanut sized scholarship given out to the lucky student? This student might be related to Brown, or Brown was the student. Shame on this greedy, flip minded Congresswoman. Brown never impressed me, even Pelosi and the crew spoke more eloquently. Why was Brown put on to oversee any Government Agency? Brown couldn’t put together an argument that made sense. Acting Assistant… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran
Disgruntled Veteran

@ANutterVet – – – (Off-Topic) Tell that Wahine CONGRATULATIONS on passing her 2 C’s (Classes and Clinicals). FANTASTIC!!!

Malama Pono, A Hui Ho.

lily
lily

Her defense was “I’m black and being prosecuted by racist”? Seems a bit cliche.

ThisVet2017
ThisVet2017

My question is what’s the deal with her wigs? She looks crazy.

But, sarcasm aside. Anyone in bed with the AFGE is slime. Anyone in bed with the VA is slime.

Any more questions?

lily
lily

She was probably on TBN.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

@lily – – – More like CNN.

lily
lily

Her hair reminds me of Jan Crouch.

ANutterVet
ANutterVet

Reminds me of many of those who wear wigs, and always changing them. Especially those white people. LOL

ThisVet2017
ThisVet2017

I know, all she needs now is the clown makeup.

namnibor
namnibor

That’s not a wig at all, it’s some form of swamp critter sitting up there. Also, it would not surprise me one bit if and when she does go to prison and it is then discovered and revealed that Corrine Brown is actually a man, Cory Brown. 🙂

That, or she looks like a Dumpster Drag Queen the morning after a Mardi Gras Halloween parade. 🙂

91Veteran
91Veteran
This more than anything should be demoralizing to veterans to realize this is the type of politician that her colleagues in both parties thought deserved to represent veterans in committee. If someone in her party had not thought she was worthy to win in her district, she would likely be working as a clerk at the VA. That she served in Congress for 24 years before being thrown out is a testament to that esteemed body. But, she was convicted!… Read more »
Crazy elf
Crazy elf
91Veteran, One has to remember, President Kennedy was going to do two major things when he returned from that fateful trip in November 1963! During a live tv airing, he said he was, quote: “…going to tear the CIA into a thousand pieces!” and he was going to bring out into the open who actually ran the United States of America! (paraphrasing this last part) One week later, he was assassinated! That’s why many people believe there was a “cover-up”!… Read more »
James M. Hanrahan
hay my friends you see how money works goes in one hand to the other and spent by both to the best of that slim bag person use as far as they can. Any one with a soul who takes money for one reason to use it for their own use should be placed into a VA med center work on by a doctor who can’t speak english and gets more money than they do because their system gave them… Read more »
91Veteran
91Veteran

You know what is a real kick in the nuts being a veteran is that if she does go to prison, she might get better health care than what we get from the VA she defended.

Jo3n

@Rick B., too often the words… It’s seems that has become a way of life for Veterans. What do we tell our sons, daughters, …. The VA is hazardous to our lives. How many Whitehouse relatives ever went? Afghanistan? How many out there have been to Afghanistan?

Ex va
Ex va
What I remember about congresswoman Corrine Brown is that she was loud and acted angry about serious issues being discussed in meetings about the treatment of Veterans in the va system and that she did nothing to correct the serious issues. To find that she is guilty of fraud and trouble with the irs doesn’t surprise me. She thought only of herself and her self interests. Greed! She embodies what is seriously wrong with the dept. of va. I hope… Read more »
cj
cj

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