Tag: James Smith
On Aug. 4, 2021, in Little Havana, Janelle Perez officially announced her candidacy as a 2022 Democratic opponent to incumbent Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar for Congressional District 27. (Photo by Jesse Scheckner)

A.G. GancarskiDecember 4, 2017
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Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday, along with three years of supervised release, $62,650 to the IRS, $452,000 of additional restitution and $664,000 of forfeiture. But she shouldn’t be fitted for an orange jumpsuit just yet, according to Brown’s attorney, James Smith,. “This court does not have the last word concerning the Congresswoman’s […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 20, 2017
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Community Rehabilitation Center – the non-profit of Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney best known for its cameo appearances in the Corrine Brown trial and a Medicaid overbilling scandal – is back in the news. The subject this time: a late-May whistleblower lawsuit in Florida’s 4th Circuit, filed by an employee who alleges that she was “unlawfully terminated” […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 15, 2017
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Could juror drama and input retroactively affect the verdict of the Corrine Brown trial after all? Could it play into a motion for a new trial? With drama swirling relative to certain jurors, there is reason to wonder, with Brown’s lawyer voicing oral motions to interview jurors. While the oral motions were denied, written motions […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 11, 2017
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Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown faced myriad federal counts related to conspiracy to defraud via what prosecutors call a fake charity: “One Door for Education.” Those charges include conspiracy to commit and aiding and abetting wire and mail fraud, and multiple counts of fraudulent filing of federal tax returns. FloridaPolitics.com delivered deep-dive coverage of the entire trial: jury selection; opening statements; […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 25, 2016
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Tuesday’s status conference for Rep. Corrine Brown and her chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, in a Jacksonville federal court laid out the basic framework for a multi-week trial beginning in April, involving dozens of witnesses, including members of Jacksonville’s donor class. Meanwhile, there seemed to be daylight between strategy and preparation between the lawyers for Brown and Simmons, suggesting […]


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