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Corrine Brown's defense team wants more evidence

Congresswoman due back in federal court Tuesday on fraud charges

Rep. Corrine Brown leaves U.S. Courthouse after July 26 hearing
Rep. Corrine Brown leaves U.S. Courthouse after July 26 hearing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Prosecutors are opposing a motion filed by lawyers for U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown asking that the government immediately release any evidence that could be favorable to the congresswoman.

Brown is facing 22 federal charges, including conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, violation of tax laws and concealing material facts on required financial disclosure forms. 

Prosecutors said they have delivered 77,000 pages of evidence to the defense and argued to the judge that "that should be enough" at this point in the case. The government said transcripts of witness testimony given to the grand jury that indicted Brown will be delivered later.

Brown, who has served 12 terms in Congress and is running for re-election, is due back in court on Tuesday. Her trial is tentatively set for Sept. 6.


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