JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A former Florida congresswoman convicted of federal tax charges in a charity fraud case wants to return to the US House of Representatives.
ex rep Corrine Brown filed the papers Thursday to run in Florida’s 10th Circuit, which is an open seat because incumbent Democrat Val Demings is running against Republican US Senator Marco Rubio.
Brown, a Democrat, served 12 terms in the House of Representatives beginning in 1993, but was defeated in the 2016 reelection fraud charge following her impeachment.
She was initially convicted and served two years in prison before being released on humanitarian grounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.
That conviction was overturned on appeal.
Last month, Brown pleaded guilty to a single tax bill and was placed on probation.
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