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Head Of 'Charity' With Ties To Rep. Corrine Brown Pleads Guilty To Fraud


The head of Virginia-based One Door for Education Foundation pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, as  court documents show. 

The charity has close ties with U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL5), who was served a  subpoena in January in Jacksonville.

According to the plea deal, One Door President Carla Wiley  admitted the tax-exempt, education non-profit was actually anything but. Money raised for the purported charity between 2012 and 2016 was actually a slush fund for Wiley's personal expenses.

Although Rep. Corrine Brown isn't referenced by name, the plea names a "Person A" as a public official and "Person B" as her employee. 

"Person B" deposited a total of $800,000 into the One Door bank account. Money also was deposited into "Person A"'s accounts.

Brown has yet to comment.

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