If Corrine Brown goes back on trial, it will likely be with (another) new attorney

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The attorney who has represented former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown during her appeals has told prosecutors he will likely not serve as her counsel if she goes back on trial now that her conviction has been tossed, according to a new court document.

Attorney William Kent joined Brown’s defense after her 2017 conviction on 18 felony counts related to an alleged charity scam.

Brown was sentenced to five years in prison but was released last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 7-4 decision, reversed Brown’s conviction in May sending the case back to the district court for a possible re-trial.

Federal prosecutors have filed a motion asking for a status conference in the case, in light of that decision.

READ: Motion by federal prosecutors for hearing

Kent, who did not oppose the request for the status conference, told prosecutors that he’s told Brown the court will ask about the status of her legal representation during any status conference.

A judge has yet to set a date for the hearing.

Federal prosecutors have not yet said if they will retry Brown on fraud and tax charges.