Remember former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich who was sentenced to prison for trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama after he was elected to the White House? What about former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) who was convicted of misuse of campaign funds that he used to fund a lavish personal lifestyle?
Add former Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) to list of convicted Democrats. Brown, a friend of Rev Jesse Jackson and supporter of Barack Obama was convicted in May 2017 of mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy, tax crimes and failing to report thousands of dollars in income, most of which was associated with a bogus charity she ran.
(The Hill) – Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for her connection to a fraudulent charity that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to multiple reports from Jacksonville, Fla. news outlets.
Brown was convicted in May on 18 counts of financial crimes including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, tax crimes and hiding income she should have publicly reported.
Prosecutors argued Brown, who served in Congress for 24 years before losing her reelection bid in 2016, received $141,000 in cash through the charity One Door for Education and her campaign committee…
Yes, there have also been Republicans that have been convicted of crimes over the past few years, proving that no one is above the law and that so often with power comes greed, pride and corruption. Like many celebrities and professional athletes, a number of politicians feel that their esteemed positions entitle them to privileges denied working class Americans. Now if only someone would take legal action against the most corrupt politician in American history, Barack Obama.