Hillary’s High-Profile Friend Goes Down for Allegedly Stealing from Charity

Corinne with her friend Hillary, not as lucky in evading the law.
Corinne with her friend Hillary, not as lucky in evading the law. Hillary is too big to fail.

Hillary SuperDelegate and friend, Rep. Corinne Brown (D-Fla.) was indicted on two dozen charges related to a fraudulent college scholarship fund that, authorities allege, became a “personal slush fund” for Brown and her longtime chief of staff.

She not only stole, they say, she stole from charity.

Brown, along with Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, the chief of staff, allegedly raised more than $800,000 for the One Door for Education scholarship fund. Only $1,200 of that total actually went to students.

Where did the rest of the $798,800 go? It went to pay for events hosted by Brown or held in Brown’s honor, including a golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; lavish receptions during an annual conference in Washington, D.C.; the use of a luxury box during a Beyonce concert in Washington, D.C.; and the use of a luxury box during an NFL game between the Washington Redskins and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Washington, D.C. area, according to WaPo.

Brown isn’t finished with her misbehavior. She’s decided to add lying. Claiming a “heavy heart”, she bemoaned the witch hunt against her with those 24 counts — conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, theft of government property and filing false tax returns among them.


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