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Rep. Corrine Brown Indicted In Charity Fraud Scheme
Along with chief of staff, Florida Democrat charged with 24 counts

Florida Rep. Corrine Brown faces 24 counts in a federal indictment announced Friday. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Corrine Brown and her chief of staff were indicted for their involvement in "a conspiracy and fraud scheme" that involved an education charity, the Justice Department announced Friday.  

The Florida Democrat and Elias "Ronnie" Simmons were charged with 24 counts, among them mail and wire fraud, theft of government property, and filing false tax returns.