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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 08:29 AM

Decades in Congress leave U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown awaiting vote by jurors

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown will close an epic political career next week without knowing the verdict that can define it.

The week after the 12-term Jacksonville congresswoman leaves office Tuesday, she’ll be due in federal court for a hearing involving the fraud charges she’s scheduled to stand trial on in April.

Two things helped shatter her long political career in 2016: boundary changes that stretched her congressional district west past Tallahassee and the federal indictment accusing her of pocketing thousands of dollars from a bogus scholarship fund.

Since her indictment in July, Brown has painted the charges as payback for decades of her advocacy for the dispossessed.

Read more: http://jacksonville.com/news/2016-12-30/decades-congress-leave-us-rep-corrine-brown-awaiting-vote-jurors

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