Congresswoman Corrine Brown has been indicted on 24 counts, ranging from wire fraud, mail fraud, making false statements, conspiracy to commit fraud, and engaging in tax obstruction between 2008 and 2014. Corrine Brown was involved in the One Door for Education Foundation Inc., based out of Leesburg, Va., to help educate poor students. According to records the Open Door Education Foundation was not properly registered as a nonprofit. Prosecutors also claim that Congresswoman Brown used her position to gain donations for the charity and that the Foundation only awarded two scholarships totaling $1,200, via Reuters.
ABC news reports that Congresswoman Brown and her chief of staff are alleged to have used the congresswoman’s official position to solicit over $800,000 in donations to a supposed charitable organization, only to use that organization as a personal slush fund,” Assistant U.S. Attorney General Leslie Caldwell, chief of the Justice Department’s criminal division, said in a statement.