‘Queen Corrine’ Brown asks donors to ‘deliver’ for legal defense

Corrine Brown Presser debate

Action News Jax reporter Jenna Bourne posted a flier Thursday on Facebook that revealed an energetic 11th hour fundraising strategy for Corrine Brown.

Brown, who faces hearings on motions for acquittal and a new trial on Aug. 7, will have three fundraising events in the weeks ahead of time, per the flier.

Sat. July 22 sees an “after party”, to follow a concert by 20th century soul singer Betty Wright.

A week later comes the “All White Throwdown,” a “party with a purpose.”

And then, on Aug. 6, a surprise party — with location TBA.

The Corrine Brown Legal Defense Fund, per its website, is 0 percent funded — so the Congresswoman needs robust support at these events.

Brown was convicted earlier this year on 18 counts related to a fraudulent educational charity; those counts included conspiracy to defraud, several counts of wire and mail fraud, tax fraud, and fraudulent financial disclosures.

For those wondering about the “Queen Corrine” nickname, it surfaced during the trial, when discussion of Brown’s signature drink — strawberry Bellini in a sugar-rimmed glass — titillated media and onlookers alike.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • BND

    July 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Trust in the Lord, Corrine: He knows if you’re innocent as well if you’re guilty, and He will persuade the earthly Honorable Judge to come to a “just verdict”…
    They have a saying in Austria: “Der Krug geht solange zum Brunnen bis er bricht!” Also: “Greed Is A Beast That’s Never Sated” (by Saint Augustine),
    and the biblical “Mene, Mene Tekel…! should be well known over here also.
    So, the truth will prevail if you are truly innocent.
    Bonne chance!

  • MemyselfandI

    July 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

    What is an all white throwdown?

    • Rebecca S Rice

      July 21, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Exactly. Sounds like heads are gonna roll! What the Hell?

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