Fraud Friday: One Door for Education - Spidell

Fraud Friday: One Door for Education

A former U.S. Congresswoman lost a recent appeal of her 2017 conviction for funneling money through a fraudulent education charity for her own use. Between 2012 and 2016, Corrine Brown and two co-conspirators used more than $800,000 in donations to fund lavish lifestyles, rather than for the donations’ purpose of funding One Door for Education, which actually was not a registered charity. Brown also failed to report the income on her tax return and on congressional disclosure forms. (U.S. v. Brown (January 9, 2020) U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Case No. 17-15470)

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