Federal prosecutors are going after former Democratic representative Corrine Brown hard. During her criminal trial they are seeking a monetary judgment from the judge if they convict her on any of the 18 counts she has been charged with.
In court records filed on Tuesday, U.S. prosecutors argue they can’t find where the money she allegedly stole is located and in case of conviction, they demand the judge award the government an unclear sum of money.
Brown was charged in July 2016 with 22 counts along with her former chief of staff she has had since 1993, Ronnie Simmons. Since that time Simmons has taken a plea deal in exchange for testifying against her. Brown on the other hand, has changed attorneys several times and refuses to take a plea deal. She keeps insisting she is innocent and the whole thing is racially charged.
Jury selection for her trials begins at 9 a.m. on April 24th as reported by First Coast News and the trial is slated to begin two days later at the federal courthouse in downtown Jacksonville at 9:30 a.m.