Democrats breaking the law is nothing new.
Although they usually seem to get away with it.
But not this time, a Democrat was just sentenced to five years in prison for a shocking crime.
Disgraced former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown was caught using a scam charity to raise money for personal expenses.
She was convicted last May, along with her chief of staff and the founder of the scam charity.
And Brown was just given five years behind bars.
Additionally, her chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, received 48 months in prison, and the founder of the One Door for Education, Carla Wiley, was sentenced to 21 months.
As reported by Politico:
“A federal judge in Jacksonville on Monday sentenced former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown to five years in federal prison after she was convicted last May on corruption charges for her role in using a scam charity to bilk donors and use the money for personal expenses, the Florida Times-Union reported.
The 71-year-old disgraced congresswoman’s chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, got 48 months in prison, while the founder of the charity, One Door for Education President Carla Wiley, received a 21-month sentence for her role.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan said Brown abused the public trust to carry out a criminal conspiracy, the newspaper reported.
“This is a sad day for everyone,” said Corrigan after sentencing Brown to prison. “I was impressed with all the outpouring of support for you, and I think it’s a tribute to all the work you’ve done over the years. That’s what makes this all the more tragic.”
“This was a crime born of entitlement and greed, committed to supporting a lifestyle that was beyond their means,” said Corrigan. “Just think of the good that could have been done with that money if it would have been used for its intended purpose.”
In a statement, Liza McClenaghan, chairperson of government watchdog group Common Cause Florida, said Brown betrayed her congressional constituents with her corrupt actions over the years. “Variations of this sad story have been repeated all too many times in Washington and Tallahassee and hammer home the need for checks and balances to prevent the abuse of power by those who hold it .”
Brown was also given three years probation. Brown’s attorney says her client plans to file an appeal.”
It is surprising to see a Democrat not only get caught for their wrongdoing, but actually end up with prison time.
If the Congresswoman had been as powerful as Hillary Clinton, it is unlikely she would have been charged at all.
Even with James Comey stating that what she did was illegal, Hillary got off scot free for a much worse crime.
Do you think Hillary should have been thrown in prison just like former Rep. Brown?
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