Corrine Brown Under House Ethics Investigation

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BY: Jack Heretik
March 23, 2016 4:40 pm

Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.) is under investigation by the House of Representatives Ethics Committee, theTampa Bay Times reports.

Announced Wednesday, the committee unanimously voted March 16 to establish an investigative subcommittee.

The committee said it would investigate Brown “with respect to allegations that she engaged in improper conduct relating to certain outside organizations, including allegations that she may have conspired with other persons in connection with fraudulent activity, improperly solicited charitable donations, used campaign funds for personal purposes, used official resources for impermissible non-official purposes, failed to comply with tax laws, and made false statements, and/or failed to make required disclosures, to the House of Representatives and Federal Election Commission.”

Many of the specifics of the investigation are not being released by the Committee or the Department of Justice at this time.
Brown was also subpoenaed in January by federal investigators. Earlier in March, the head of an education charity with ties to Brown pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The committee may hold off on investigating certain issues pertaining to Brown while the Department of Justice continues its investigation.