Ex-congresswoman plans appeal of prison sentence for fraud

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida congresswoman wants to remain free while appealing her prison sentence for fraud.

Seventy-one-year-old Corrine Brown was sentenced last week to five years in prison and three years' supervised release for fraud and lying on her tax returns and congressional financial disclosures about a purported charity for poor students that she used as a personal slush fund.

The once-powerful Democrat was ordered to surrender to authorities in January.

According to a WJXT-TV report , Brown's attorney is asking in a motion filed Monday for release on bond while she appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


Information from: WJXT-TV, http://www.news4jax.com/index.html

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