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Congresswoman indicted, accused of using charity as ‘slush fund’ | TheHill

July 9, 2016

Are all anti-gun politicians corrupt.  This example is from Florida.

Asking a larger question, why is it legal for Secretary Clinton to skim hundreds of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.. but illegal for a lowly representative to skim $800,000?

Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) and her chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, are being charged with 24 counts of fraud in connection with a fake charity, according to a federal grand jury indictment that was released Friday. The charges include mail and wire fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud, according to the Department of Justice. Prosecutors allege that Brown and her associates were pocketing funds from a One Door for Education Inc., an organization that billed itself as a charity for poor students even though it was not properly registered as a nonprofit. According to the indictment, Brown used her office to lobby for donations to the fake charity. “Congresswoman Brown and her chief of staff are alleged to have used the congresswoman’s official position to solicit over $800,000 in donations to a supposed charitable organization, only to use that organization as a personal slush fund,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney General Leslie Caldwell in a statement.

Source: Congresswoman indicted, accused of using charity as ‘slush fund’ | TheHill

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