No, Hillary Clinton is still in the clear. It’s not her.
Rumor: Democrat to be indicted Friday over charity that committed wire fraud. No, not Clinton. https://t.co/BD3xat4anT
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) July 7, 2016
The Orlando Sentinel and other media outlets are reporting Thursday night that 10-term Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) will be indicted on public corruption charges Friday.
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown indicted on corruption charges, officials say https://t.co/eiry8bKu2X
— Humberto Sanchez (@hsanchez128) July 7, 2016
Rep. Corrine Brown reportedly indicted https://t.co/CXLWcspUdI
— Paul Blumenthal (@PaulBlu) July 7, 2016
Looks like another Democratic member of Congress is being indicted today. https://t.co/ergoqolpeM
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) July 7, 2016
— Dorey Scheimer (@DoreyScheimer) July 7, 2016
The Sentinel reports that the U.S. House Committee on Ethics opened an investigation of Brown in March after the director of One Door for Education, a charity with ties to Brown, pleaded guilty to fraud.
Prosecutors say One Door’s director, Carla Wiley, presented her organization as an education charity starting in 2011 but never obtained tax-exempt status or filed state or federal tax returns, even as it solicited about $800,000 in donations.
Between 2012 and 2016, as Wiley withdrew or transferred to her own accounts more than $140,000, the group issued just one scholarship for about $1,000, authorities said.
While documents in Wiley’s case didn’t mention Brown by name, prosecutors alleged that $150,000 in charity funds had been used for events hosted by or in the honor of an unnamed public official, dubbed “Person A.”
Carla Wiley Original Federal Indictment – Rep Corrine Brown is "Person A" https://t.co/VPhKM3erxf
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) July 7, 2016
Did Brown intend to break the law when she allegedly broke the law? That’s for federal prosecutors to decide.
But democrats don't "intend" to commit crimes
Rep. Corrine Brown to face federal charges | Washington Examiner https://t.co/ruLa4BhMKL
— FredZeppelin (@FredZeppelin12) July 7, 2016