Updated appeal filed for Corrine Brown

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An updated appeal was filed for Corrine Brown on Sunday.

A federal appeals judge in Atlanta initially ruled the congresswoman's first appeal was too long, surpassing the 13,000 word limit, and then gave Brown two weeks to file a new motion.

The revised appeal is about 12,925 words, significantly reduced from the original 16,000.

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Brown began serving her five-year prison sentence on Jan. 29 at a minimum-security prison camp in Central Florida.

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After being convicted of federal corruption, conspiracy, tax evasion and fraud, she was sentenced to five years in prison and three years probation, with an order to make restitution of $250 per month.

If Brown's conviction is not overturned, she will likely serve 80 percent of her 60-month sentence.


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