Breaking News: Corrine Brown,Chief of Staff Indicted On Fraud Charges
Longtime Democratic Congressman Corrine Brown and her chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, were indicted Friday on a series of charges related to what federal prosecutors describe as a "scheme involving a fraudulent education charity." The 24-count indictment includes allegations of mail and wire fraud, concealing facts on financial-disclosure forms, filing false tax returns and theft of government property, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Jacksonville. Brown and Simmons are scheduled to make initial court appearances at 1 p.m. Friday. The News Service will have a full report later Friday.