From Your Editor’s Home Town: Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown on Trial for Mail, Wire and Tax Fraud: Week 2



Featured FILE Photo: Corrine Brown and President Obama arriving in Jacksonville Florida aboard Air Force 1. Fair Use.


As we head into Week 2 Carla Wiley the President of One Door For Education, the phony charity set up for Congresswoman Corrine Brown as a slush fund, testified in the morning that she, Congresswoman Corrine Brown and her Chief of Staff Ronnie Simmons committed fraud.

Still virtually no MSM coverage. (I searched YouTube and could find only the same local News Outlets featured in our coverage and a few Alternative News videos).  I wonder what kind of coverage there would be if it was a Republican?  Just a thought. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw

Last Week:  From Your Editors Hone Town: Corrine Brown on Trial Week 1

First Post: Meet Jacksonville Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D) Charged with 22 Counts of Fraud – Facing 350 Years – Trial Starts Monday. Where’s the MSM?


Corrine Brown on Trial  Week 2 – Day 1

‘Bogus’ charity president, alleged co-conspirator takes stand in Corrine Brown trial

by: News 104.5 WOKV Updated:

One Door’s founder admits ‘charity’ was slush fund for Corrine Brown

Carla Wiley testifies Monday in former congresswoman’s trial

News4Jax Updated: 7:22 PM, May 01, 2017

In the afternoon Von Alexander, former member of Brown’s congressional team. . .”testified that Brown asked her to fill in the various amount of money totaling many thousands of dollars, deposit them into her bank account and write a check to the congresswoman, for that amount. Alexander said that Brown told her it was for reimbursement for various events.” . . .”Alexander also testified that Simmons would have her do the same, except asked her to put money both into Browns’ account and into Brown’s daughter’s bank account. At one point, Alexander told the prosecutor she “wasn’t in a position to tell Corrine Brown no to things.” . . .Read Complete Report

By Jim Piggott – Reporter

Fake charity head, former staffer and tax preparer testify in Corrine Brown corruption trial

First Coast News  WTLV 6:01 PM. EDT May 01, 2017


How government says $833K in ‘One Door’ money was spent

Photo: fair Use. Source: News4Jax

By Lynnsey Gardner – Investigative reporter , Eric Wallace – Senior Producer, I-TEAM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Based on FBI testimony in the Corrine Brown federal corruption trial, below is a breakdown of how much money unregistered Virginia charity One Door for Education made and how that money was spent.

Brown is accused of using the charity’s $800,000 in donations as a personal “slush fund.”. . . Read Complete Report


Week 2 – Day 2

Corrine Brown’s taxes testimony and preparing for Ronnie Simmons testimony

WTLV 12:03 PM. EDT May 02, 2017

Corrine Brown’s taxes were the center of testimony Tuesday morning and her former chief of staff is expect to testify later in the day.

Corrine Brown Tuesday court

WTLV 6:27 PM. EDT May 02, 2017

Tracking the money in the Corrine Brown case

WTLV 5:40 PM. EDT May 02, 2017

Editors Note: Some of the information in this video is a repeat of the above video but there is some differing information in both so I decided to include both videos. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw

Tracking the Money: DOCUMENT: Prosecutors’ exhibit list (No. 45 A-Z entered during Henderson testimony)


Week 2 – Day 3

First Coast News Jacob Rodriguez, WTLV 12:06 AM. EDT May 03, 2017

Meet the man behind the scenes: Could Ronnie Simmons’ testimony sink the congresswoman?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Elias ‘Ronnie’ Simmons first met Corrine Brown while he was attending the University of Florida. He was dating the future U.S. Rep.’s daughter, Shantrel, at the time. Brown’s defense attorney said she saw a spark in the young man. An indescribable quality. . . . Read Complete Report

Photo: Ronnie Simmons. Source: First Coast News. Fair use.

Former chief of staff testifies


Former chief of staff: The congresswoman asked me to deposit One Door funds into her account

First Coast News WTLV 12:33 PM. EDT May 03, 2017

Chief of staff: Brown ‘was in complete control of where money went’

Defense claims Ronnie Simmons was mastermind of charity fraud scheme

News4Jax  By Jim Piggott – Reporter , Lynnsey Gardner – Investigative reporter

Ronnie Simmons testifies he followed orders from Corrine Brown

First Coast News  Anne Schindler, WTLV 5:16 PM. EDT May 03, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- “The Congresswoman asked me.”

That was the upshot of Wednesday’s testimony by Ronnie Simmons, chief of staff to former Congresswoman Corrine Brown and possibly the most consequential witness in the case against her.

During more than 3 ½ hours of testimony Wednesday, Simmons said he funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars through a bogus charity at Brown’s behest, and with her full knowledge. . . . Read Complete Report


Week 2 – Day 4

Case against Corrine Brown: Dramatic day of testimony

YouTube ~ First Coast NewsWTLV 6:10 PM. EDT May 04, 2017

Emotional Corrine Brown testifies she ‘did not steal’

Brown denies allegations of federal corruption, fraud, blames chief of staff

News4Jax By Lynnsey Gardner – Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott
Reporter  Eric Wallace – Senior Producer, I-TEAM , Staff


Week 2 – Day 5


After emotional testimony, Corrine Brown says, ‘Pray for me’

Former congresswoman denies allegations of federal corruption, fraud

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As she left the federal courthouse after an emotional day of testimony in her corruption trial, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown blew a kiss to the News4Jax camera and when asked what she wanted to say to her supporters, replied only, “Pray for me.”

During her second day testifying, Brown again denied taking any money from what the government calls a sham charity and then broke down in tears Friday morning. . . . Read Complete Report

Corrine Brown Breaks Down on Witness Stand

Testimony wrapped up before noon and the defense rested, setting the stage for closing arguments on Monday and signaling the trial’s end is near.

By Jim Piggott – Reporter , Lynnsey Gardner – Investigative reporter , Eric Wallace – Senior Producer, I-TEAM , Jason Dearen – Associated Press

Corrine Brown breaks down on stand; defense rests

First Coast News Clark Fouraker reports. 5/5/17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former congresswoman Corrine Brown had a breakdown on stand during cross examination Friday morning.

It was a long and winding road of backtracking over the former congresswoman’s finances during the eighth day of testimony her fraud and corruption trial – until she eventually started crying on the stand and asked for a moment.. . . Read Complete Report

WTLV 6:04 PM. EDT May 05, 2017

Breakdown of Corrine Brown jury

Next Friday May 12, 2017 Week 3 (If Jury comes in before that we will publish Week 3 the day the jury reaches a verdict).

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