Former congresswoman asks for delay in fraud sentencing
Oct. 31, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is asking a federal judge to delay her sentencing hearing on fraud and other charges, the second time in recent weeks she has made the request.
The Florida Times-Union reports that the 70-year-old Brown's attorney filed the request on Tuesday in federal court in Jacksonville.
Brown cited medical reasons and her concern that a presentencing report did not give enough credit for her charitable works. Her previous, unsuccessful request blamed Hurricane Irma for disrupting her ability to prepare.
Brown was convicted of fraud and filing false tax returns related to a sham charity called One Door for Education that was purported to give scholarships to poor children, but instead was used as a personal slush fund.
The former congresswoman's sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 16.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com