JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida has been indicted after a federal investigation into a fraudulent charity with ties to the congresswoman.
Florida’s 5th District Congresswoman Corrine Brown walks into the Federal Courthouse with attorney Elizabeth White in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, July 8, 2016. Brown was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury on multiple fraud, theft of government funds, conspiracy and other charges. (Bob Seif/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
Brown was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury on multiple fraud, theft of government funds, conspiracy and other charges.
The indictment comes after an investigation into the charity One Door for Education Foundation Inc. Federal prosecutors say the charity was supposed to give scholarships to poor students but instead filled the coffers of Brown and her associates.
One Door President Carla Wiley pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after it was determined that she had deposited $800,000 into the foundation’s account over four years. Over that time, federal prosecutors say the foundation gave one scholarship for $1,000.