Ex-US Rep. Corrine Brown won't get new trial

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Posted: Aug 16, 2017 12:49 PM
Ex-US Rep. Corrine Brown won't get new trial

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request for a new trial by former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, who may spend her life in prison after being found guilty of taking money from a sham charity that was purported to be aiding poor students.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan's rulings were issued Wednesday.

The 70-year-old Brown was convicted of taking money from the One Door for Education Foundation and lying on her taxes and congressional financial disclosure forms.

Brown wanted the verdicts thrown out, arguing the judge should not have removed a juror who said he believed Brown was innocent based on guidance he'd received from "the Holy Spirit." Corrigan wrote the juror would've been removed even if he'd said Brown was guilty.

Brown will be sentenced on Nov. 16.