Former State Rep. Corrine Brown Back In Court, Wants Conviction Acquitted

A former Florida congresswoman convicted of federal corruption charges is back in Jacksonville federal court Monday afternoon.

Corrine Brown's attorney is expected to make his case about why she deserves to be acquitted... or at least given a new trial.

Brown, a 12-term congresswoman from Jacksonville, was convicted in May of taking money raised for the One Door for Education Foundation as a personal slush fund and lying on her taxes and congressional financial disclosure forms.

Her attorneys say the judge in the initial trial was wrong to remove a juror who claimed to have received guidance about Brown's innocence from "the holy spirit."  

Prosecutors say the judge has a legal obligation to remove that juror.

Brown says she'll let her attorneys do the talking, but she has asked the community to come out to support her, and said the Rev. Jesse Jackson will be attending the hearing with her.

The hearing begins at 3 p.m.

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