Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown Reports to Florida Prison
Clergyman who accompanied her describes former Florida congresswoman as ‘very emotional, but yet graceful’

Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Sr. escorts former Rep. Corrine Brown outside the courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla., after she was found guilty in May on fraud charges. Brown attended McKissick’s church on Sunday, a day before she was to surrender to federal authorities to begin her five-year sentence. (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP file photo)

Disgraced former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown began her five-year prison sentence at noon on Monday.

Brown surrendered at the Federal Correctional Institution Coleman’s minimum security prison in Sumterville, Florida, WOKV reported.

Corrine Brown Loses Bid to Stay Out of Jail
Two courts reject former congresswoman’s request to delay start of sentence while appeal is pending

Former Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., was denied a request to delay her reporting to prison. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Florida Rep. Brown lost her bid to stay out of jail while she appeals her conviction on fraud charges. 

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta rejected her request to delay the start of her jail time by another month on Monday after federal judge Timothy Corrigan directed the request there, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Judge Denies Corrine Brown’s Bid to Stay Out of Jail During Appeal
Former congresswoman scheduled to begin five-year prison sentence on Jan. 28

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown walks out of court on Dec. 4 after being sentenced to five years on fraud charges. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union via AP file photo)

The judge in former Rep. Corrine Brown’s fraud case ruled the disgraced Florida Democrat has to serve jail time while she appeals her conviction.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan said Wednesday that Brown’s request to remain out of prison failed to meet the necessary criteria, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Corrine Brown Petitions to Stay Out of Prison During Appeal
Former congresswoman sentenced earlier this month to five years on fraud conviction

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown walks out of the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida, last week after being sentenced to five years in prison on fraud and conspiracy charges. (Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union via AP)

Former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown is seeking to stay out of prison while she appeals her convictions on fraud and conspiracy charges.

The disgraced Florida Democrat was sentenced to five years in prison earlier this month and was given until Jan. 8 to surrender to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Former Rep. Corrine Brown Sentenced to Five Years
Florida Democrat convicted in May on fraud and corruption charges

Former Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., was convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges in May. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A federal court sentenced former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown to five years in prison Monday for fraud and conspiracy charges, according to WOKV.

Brown was found guilty in May for fraudulently taking thousands of dollars from her bogus charity One Door for Education, concealing income on financial filings and filing false tax returns.

Corrine Brown Asks for Mercy at Sentencing Hearing
Judge calls case a ‘complicated stew’

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown walks to the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida, during her trial on federal fraud and tax charges in May. She’ll learn her fate when a judge announces her sentence next month. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP file photo)

Hoping to avoid prison, former Florida Rep. Corrine Brownasked for mercy during her sentencing hearing Thursday.

Brown also asked that U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan consider her years of public service, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Judge Won’t Announce Corrine Brown Sentence Until December
Brown and two others involved in sham charity have sentencing hearings this week

Former Rep. Corrine Brown answers questions from the media as she leaves the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida, in April. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union via AP file photo)

The judge overseeing disgraced former Rep. Corrine Brown’s sentencing on fraud charges said Sunday he will not announce her punishment until Dec. 4.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan will still hold sentencing hearings this week for Brown, her former chief of staff Ronnie Simmons, and Carla Wiley, who ran the bogus charity Brown used as a personal slush fund this week, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Corrine Brown Prosecutors Want Jail Time, Repayment of Scammed Funds
Former Florida congresswoman’s sentencing hearing scheduled for Thursday

Former Rep. Corrine Brown answers questions from the media as she leaves the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida, after a hearing in April. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union via AP file photo)

Prosecutors are calling for the former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown to serve prison time and repay money donors gave to her bogus charity.

The repayment of the $650,000 prosecutors say was scammed from donors would likely be split with Brown’s former chief of staff Ronnie Simmons and Carla Wiley, who ran One Door for Education, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Head of Corrine Brown’s Fake Charity Wants No Jail Time
Carla Wiley says she did not benefit as much as Brown and assisted prosecutors

Carla Wiley, right, and her attorney Gray Thomas walk to the Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida in May where she was scheduled to testify during the trial of former congresswoman Corrine Brown on federal fraud and tax charges. (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP file photo)

The head of former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown’s bogus charity is hoping to avoid prison time for cooperating with the Brown’s prosecution.

Carla Wiley, who served as the president of the sham charity One Door for Education, plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the Florida Times-Union reported.

Prosecutors Rip Corrine Brown Sentencing Delay Request
Former congresswoman’s defense cites health evaluation in postponing Nov. 16 sentencing

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown walks to the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida, in May to testify in her fraud and corruption trial. (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union via AP file photo)

Prosecutors in the corruption case against disgraced former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown on Wednesday picked apart her request for a delay in her sentencing hearing.

Earlier this week, Brown requested a delay in the hearing, which is scheduled for Nov. 16, due to health concerns. It was her second request for a delay in two weeks.