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Ex-Congresswoman Plans Appeal Of Prison Sentence

Corrine Brown

A former Florida congresswoman wants to remain free while appealing her prison sentence for fraud.

Corrine Brown, 71, was sentenced last week to five years in prison and three years' supervised release for fraud and lying on her tax returns and congressional financial disclosures about a purported charity for poor students that she used as a personal slush fund.

The once-powerful Democrat was ordered to surrender to authorities in January.

According to a WJXT-TV report, Brown's attorney is asking in a motion filed Monday for release on bond while she appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.