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Trump Just Busted Obama’s Leftover In Largest Ever Fraud – Here’s What They Blew $500 BILLION On!

That was OUR Money!

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The longer Barack Hussein Obama is out of the White House, the more we learn about how deep his corruption really went. Besides weakening our border policies, not vetting refugees, and outright refusing to deport illegals despite ICE orders, the terrible handling of America’s money was just one more piece of the puzzle which leads us to believe it was his plan to destroy the US all along.

The newest piece of the Obama deception is the fact that two years worth of financial audits will now need to be redone as the Department of Housing and Urban Development corruption is finally coming to light.

HUD’s so-called errors amounted to almost $520 billion in just those two years alone, along with several other audit inconsistencies. I guess now we know how Obama and family is still able to afford to take all those lavish vacations.

Via HUD:

The total amounts of errors corrected in HUD’s notes and consolidated financial statements were $516.4 billion and $3.4 billion, respectively. There were several other unresolved audit matters, which restricted our ability to obtain sufficient, appropriate evidence to express an opinion.

These unresolved audit matters relate to (1) the Office of General Counsel’s refusal to sign the management representation letter, (2) HUD’s improper use of cumulative and first-in, first-out budgetary accounting methods of disbursing community planning and development program funds, (3) the $4.2 billion in nonpooled loan assets from Ginnie Mae’s stand-alone financial statements that we could not audit due to inadequate support, (4) the improper accounting for certain HUD assets and liabilities, and (5) material differences between HUD’s subledger and general ledger accounts.

This audit report contains 11 material weaknesses, 7 significant deficiencies, and 5 instances of noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations.

HUD, which was led by Obama appointee Julian Castro until President Trump replaced him with former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Cason, is supposed to be in charge of overseeing affordable housing for low-income citizens. Instead, it looks as if they spent their time cheating, lying, and mismanaging money. And leftists think the government should be in charge of our healthcare!

The Center for Public Integrity Reports:

Public housing, private frustration
HUD-Funded Housing Projects Wasted Money on Belly Dancers, Sex Offenders and Dead Residents

Even by Washington standards, $26 billion is a lot of money.

That’s the amount spent by taxpayers annually to provide housing for needy Americans. But there’s significant evidence that some of the monies have been poorly spent for years.

A joint investigation by ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity found that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has struggled to combat theft, corruption, and mismanagement in the more than 3,000 public housing agencies nationwide it funds, and particularly inside the 172 that HUD considers the most troubled.

The problems are widespread, from an executive in New Orleans convicted of embezzling more than $900,000 in housing money around the time he bought a lavish Florida mansion to federal funds wrongly being spent to provide housing for sex offenders or to pay vouchers to residents long since dead.

Despite red flags from its own internal watchdog, HUD has continued to plow fresh federal dollars into these troubled agencies, including $218 million in stimulus funds since 2009, the joint investigation found.

The ultimate victims of such mismanagement are impoverished Americans who rely on federally funded local public housing agencies to provide them with a clean, safe place to live.

“We’re failing these tenants, we’re failing the taxpayers,” said Kenneth Donohue, who recently retired as the HUD inspector general in charge of rooting out waste, fraud and abuse from the federal housing program.

Just ask the residents of public housing in Sanford, Fla., who for years tolerated crumbling units before finally being moved to new locations, or the occupants of public housing in New London, Conn., who became so frustrated by substandard living conditions that they went to court to demand that a judge name a receiver to manage their property.

The New London residents, aided by a pro-bono law firm, submitted photographic evidence that an entry door had been shackled with chains and their floors littered with rodents, urine, and blood.

A subsequent investigation by HUD’s inspector general concluded the New London Housing Authority had suffered from “significant management deficiencies for more than 10 years” and that HUD had “not been effective in recovering the authority from its longstanding troubled status.”

HUD officials acknowledged problems, but said they take corrective action when alerted that local housing agencies aren’t living up to their obligations. They also insist conditions in locales like New London and Sanford have improved since President Barack Obama took over. There are more than 3,000 public housing agencies nationwide who receive HUD money; the list of 172 labeled as troubled fluctuates slightly, but has remained basically constant in recent months.

“I think we’re doing a good job. More importantly, I think a vast majority of housing authorities across this nation are doing a good job,” Assistant Secretary Sandra Henriquez said in an interview.

Here are photos provided to the Center for Public Integrity by the Reardon Law Firm showing conditions in recent years at the Thames River public housing project in New London, Conn. The photos were gathered as part of a lawsuit in which the Reardon firm is helping some residents of the public housing complex try to get a court order to name a receiver for their property, which they allege has untenable living conditions.One of the public housing authorities Henriquez cited for superior performance: Philadelphia. It has long been praised by HUD as a model agency, supposedly far removed from the “troubled” class of housing agencies.

But investigations last summer uncovered allegations that the then-Philadelphia Housing Authority’s executive director had spent lavishly on parties that included belly dancers, and had used more than $500,00 in housing authority funds to secretly settle claims accusing him of inappropriate sexual advances with female employees.

The same month as one of the alleged belly dancer parties, 12-year old Ebony Gage suffered a near fatal asthma attack that occurred after her mother says poorly trained Philadelphia housing authority inspectors failed to properly inspect her home for dangerous mold.

“Nobody cared,” said Angelique McKinney, Ebony’s mother. “The representatives down there, they look at you, like, ‘Oh well, it’s not our problem, you need to take care of this or you need to handle this. It’s like they ignored everything I said.”

McKinney alleges water leaks went unrepaired for years, eventually turning her home into a toxic pit filled with mold.

Ebony may never walk or talk again and the Housing authority settled out of court for $9.6 million.

“You go from looking at your 12 year old dancing and talking, to the next day you got a feeding tube and you can’t hear her saying anything,” McKinney said. “I just want her to say ‘mommy,’ I just want her to say ‘mommy’ and that is it.”

Last fall, after a series of newspaper exposes, the Philadelphia agency’s executive director was forced out of his $300,000 a year job running the country’s fourth largest public housing authority. And now federal investigators have opened their own probe.

Lawmakers like Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wonder how such problems could go undetected for years by HUD.

“We expect that the agency in Washington, D.C. ought to be making sure that every taxpayer dollar is spent in a responsible way. And it seems to me that we have not had that proper oversight,” Grassley said.

But that is not how Obama administration officials see it.

“I would say the Philadelphia Housing Authority did a good job,” Henriquez said, asserting that the probe of the former director overshadowed the agency’s successful efforts to revitalize housing..

“I just find the before and after amazing, it’s an incredible story to tell,” she said.

The joint investigation by the Center and ABC, however, found allegations of mismanagement spread across the country.

For instance, HUD’s inspector general discovered that one senior official — Elias Castellanos, chief financial officer of the long-troubled New Orleans Housing Authority — used taxpayer money to buy a million dollar mansion in Florida, with a Lamborghini and BMW parked out front.

Castellanos was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to nearly four years in prison, one of 43 housing officials across the country convicted of crimes over the last two years.

Donohue, the former inspector general, said corruption and fraud have flourished at HUD-funded housing agencies because federal officials in Washington have been asleep at the switch. And every dollar lost to fraud or mismanagement, he said, punishes the already vulnerable populations who live in public housing.

“Public housing often is the last resort for many people, and to take money away from them is a sad commentary,” he said.

Donohue’s office cautioned HUD officials about awarding stimulus money to troubled agencies, identifying many that had past problems managing money.

The public housing authority in Chattanooga, Tenn. was cited by the inspector general for doling out about $600,000 in employee bonuses, cost-of-living increases and severance awards in 2008 while on the brink of financial collapse.

An audit by Donohue’s office also found the public housing provider misused $788,000 in housing vouchers for the poor to pay unrelated expenses and diverted $1.2 million from a Fannie Mae loan.

Even though Chattanooga’s housing authority was on the troubled list and had a history of financial problems, HUD distributed at least $11 million to the agency from President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

HUD officials said they took Donohue’s concerns seriously, developing a strategy that included comprehensive and substantive reviews of all troubled housing authorities that got stimulus grants and preventing the agencies from drawing down funds without prior HUD approval

During Donohue’s tenure as chief watchdog, his investigators uncovered some headline-grabbing examples of other mismanagement problems, like an estimated $7 million worth of payments to provide housing vouchers for dead people.

The investigative findings have begged the question of whether the root of the problem is incompetence or fraud.

“I think it’s a little bit of both,” Donohue said.

Investigators also found an estimated 2,000-3,000 registered sex offenders living in subsidized housing, courtesy of taxpayers, in violation of HUD’s own rules.

“I don’t know exactly how that happened,” Henriquez said when asked about the sex offenders uncovered by Donohue’s investigators. “This is truly a difficult issue. People make mistakes, we correct those. It’s again, what do our actions say when it comes to our attention? That is the bottom line.”

But for too many public housing residents, the bottom line remains one of private frustration over what they perceive as continuing neglect from Washington.

For more than a decade, officials have promised action for the 320 families who lived in projects in Sanford, Fla., where in some places the walls were literally crumbling around them.

This past summer, Toveka Jones took an ABC News producer through a tour of her HUD-subsidized apartment, pointing out locations where a wall was “falling in from the termites” and a ceiling caved.

“I’m just ready man, just ready to get out of here and give my kids a life,” Jones said.

Late last year, after a decade of complaints and deterioration, officials finally deemed her public housing project uninhabitable, and most of the families were moved out.

Shown pictures of the conditions at Sanford before the move, HUD officials insisted they did what they could.

“I don’t think this speaks to a larger failure at all,” Henriquez said. “There is a sense of urgency to make sure that conditions that you’ve shown me here are corrected as quickly as possible.”

As we can see, corruption at HUD is nothing new, and just look at our very own postal service which has been wildly mismanaged for decades. Whatever the government touches turns into corruption. Luckily for us overburdened taxpayers we now have a president who isn’t from the government. A man who uses common sense instead of the typical corrupt government lingo to get things done. The typical scammers won’t be able to get away with their usual corruption without Trump and his appointees calling them out. It’s not too late to save our great nation!

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BREAKING: Democratic Party About To Implode After Obama Admin Just Threw Clintons Under The Bus In Major Way

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The Democrat party loves to portray themselves to the American public as a united front fighting for the disadvantage and the so-called oppressed in the country. Though with just a little digging that comradery facade falls apart like a cheap suit from Walmart. Ever since President Donald Trump trounced Hillary Clinton last year, the Democratic party has been in shambles with no clear leadership which has led to infighting in the already fractured party. With President Trump draining the swamp and closing in on the scoundrels in Washington D.C. that have been actively destroying our country top Democratic officials are turning on each other to save their skin.

And, that is precisely what just happened when advisors from Barack Obama’s administration stepped forward to torpedo the Clinton clan which could finish the already floundering Democratic party for good. 

Over the past several weeks, there have been multiple sexual allegations made against politicians as well as top Hollywood executives that has rocked the establishment. Senator Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Charlie Sheen all have been fingered as sexual deviants with many people calling for their arrest to answer for their crimes. However, while their nasty deeds are disgusting, they aren’t the first liberal scum to use their power and status to prey on innocent victims.

As we all are aware, Bill Clinton was known for his malfeasance while in office as governor and president of the United States. For years, Democrats have turned a blind eye to Bill Clinton’s sexual assaults and rape allegations so that they could use his popularity to push their sick liberal agenda forward in the country. Barack Obama used Bill Clinton to help his campaign in 2012 and also Bill campaigned for two-timed failed presidential candidate and wife, Hillary Clinton.

Well, now that cozy arrangement appears to be falling apart as former top advisors to both Barack Obama and even Bill Clinton are coming forward to support Monica Lewinsky.

Here is more from People Politics:

Following multiple sexual misconduct allegations made against high-profile politicians like Roy Moore and Al Franken, former top advisers to President Obama and the Clintons have voiced their support for Monica Lewinsky.

During an interview with MSNBC, Jennifer Palmieri — the communications director for Hillary Clinton who also worked for Bill Clinton‘s administration — said that she was sorry for everything Lewinsky had gone through.

“Monica Lewinsky was my intern and the relationship the president had with her was very inappropriate,” she said. “It was a consensual relationship, but he was the President of the United States and she was a 24-year-old intern — that is taking advantage of a power dynamic on a historic scale.”

She also revealed that in April she ran into Lewinsky for the first time in 20 years and “I told her that I was really sorry for everything that she had been through.”

“Her whole life was defined by this one mistake and her life was — I don’t want to say it was ruined because I hope it’s not,” she added.

Palmieri was also asked to respond to a comment that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made during an interview with The New York Times, in which she said she thought Bill should have stepped down from the presidency during the scandal. Gillibrand had previously endorsed Hillary during the 2016 election and entered the Senate in 2009 after she was elected into Hillary’s former seat after she became Secretary of State under Obama.

“The Clintons have done a[n] enormous amount of good in this country and despite that, they’ve got friends who are not always going to be there for them, and it’s something I’ve seen happen to them quite a bit, but they’ll survive,” Palmieri said of Gillibrand’s comments.

Not only did Palmieri show public support for Monica Lewinsky but so did Reverand Al Sharpton and former Obama staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco. Then, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, also came forward this past Thursday stating that Bill Clinton should have resigned from office after his affair with Lewinsky was discovered.

This public support for Monica Lewinsky is a long time coming especially from those in the Democratic party that has made a living throttling males for so-called man-splaining and “rape culture” in America. The Clintons all but destroyed Monica for coming forward about her sexual encounters with Bill Clinton while he was president. Instead of the Hillary Clinton blaming her husband for using his power to seduce the young intern, Hillary unleashed a series of personal attacks against Lewinsky that ultimately destroyed any chance of her having a career.

So, after decades of Democrats taking Bill Clinton’s side, it is a shocking to see these former advisors now saying the opposite of the past narrative.

This change in the narrative proves that the Democratic party is imploding on itself and it is only a matter of time before it is further destroyed. Without any apparent leadership, the Democrats are in disarray and are now turning on themselves to save their own skin from more embarrassment by their own hypocrisy.

What will happen next is anyone’s guess but hearing of top advisors throwing Bill Clinton under the bus for his sexual deviancy does serve as a good indication that the liberal party may be beyond repair. 

H/T [People Politics]

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Corrupt Dem Congresswoman Just Busted Stealing Money From Children – What She Did With Money Will Make You SICK!

This will piss you off!

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And once again we have a Democrat congressperson excelling at what they do best, lying, cheating and stealing!

She partied with the Obama, Pelosi and Reid, traveled on Air Force one next to President Obama, and cast her superdelegate vote for Crooked Hillary Clinton although they delegates should have gone for Socialist Bernie Sanders. But today Corrine Brown is in federal court for stealing scholarship money from school children. Yes, you read that correctly, “the woman of the people,” stole money. FROM CHILDREN!

The disgraced congresswoman must now defend herself against allegations that she funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from a non-profit charity, One Door for Education, into her own filthy pocket. If convicted on all 24 counts, she faces 357 years in prison and $4.8 million in fines. Only a Democrat being a Democrat!

From the very beginning, Brown has been shrouded in deep controversy. Right after winning her election in 1992, the Federal Election Commission accused Brown of violating numerous campaign finance laws. And that was even before the campaign finance laws became strick under the McCain/Feingold law that forced the creation of so-called “Super Pacs.” Most notably, she accepted donations from foreign citizens and even failed to report the use of a corporate plane which she managed to get her greasy paws on. And investigators are saying that’s just the tip of the ethical iceberg.

First Coast News:

Corrine Brown pleads for mercy, prosecutors ask for prison time

Former Jacksonville area Congresswoman Corrine Brown took the stand Thursday afternoon, pleading for mercy from federal judge Timothy Corrigan.

“I am sorry you have to be here today to see me in this situation,” Brown said in her statement to the court. “I never imagined I would one day be in court asking people to speak on my behalf – never. In hindsight, I wished I had been more diligent in overseeing my personal and professional life The idea that some people could believe these charges hurt me because it runs contrary to everything I’ve ever believed and done in my life. I hope and pray these proceedings to don’t make them [ordinary people] lose faith in the system. I humbly ask for mercy and compassion.”

Brown was convicted on 18 counts of fraud and corruption in May.

The lead prosecutor in the sentencing hearing argued Thursday that the former congresswoman should be sentenced to about 7.5 to 9 years in federal prison. Her defense attorney is seeking probation and community service.

Prsecutor Tysen Duva told the court based on her actions during the investigation and in the trial, she should receive the most prison time out of the three co-conspirators.

Brown wore a magenta suit to the courthouse Thursday and briefly appeared in the overflow courtroom prior to the sentencing hearing.

Brown’s defense attorney James Smith objected to various aspects of the sentencing recommendations, including how much money Brown should be culpable for.
Prosecutor Duva asked the court, “What accountability does the law require?” during his presentation.

Duva said Brown was accustomed to receiving money she should not have received.
She also lied about donations to colleges, churches and other entities.

He also argued that Brown has made ludicrous comments during the investigation, including a comment where she essentially said that had investigators not been looking into her case, the Pulse shooting in Orlando would never have happened. She also referred to the charges as “bogus” and “racist,” implying that she was targeted for her race in the case.

Duva objected to that notion by saying, “She was targeted because she committed fraud, not because she was black or white.”

She attacked numerous agencies during the investigation, which Duva states shows her character as a person.

“Why do you support someone who says this nonsense?” Duva questioned the court Thursday, referring to the upcoming character witnesses set to speak.

We’re in our first break for #Corrine Brown’s sentencing hearing. U.S. attorney A. Tysen Duva just completed the government’s presentation. He passionately described her as a trailblazer politician who morphed into a liar and a fraud. @FCN2go pic.twitter.com/a1Irg2QEmr— Julia Jenaé (@JuliaJenaeFCN) November 16, 2017
Duva claims Brown “failed miserably” at being transparent during her time in office as a congresswoman.

“This is systemic and this is who she became,” said Duva, arguing the character witnesses cannot overshadow the conduct she performed in the criminal case.

“It’s not something that should be present in American democracy,” he said.

Duva said the judge has to make a difficult decision in this case.

Corrine Brown and her attorney James Smith speak outside the federal courthouse Monday. PHOTO: First Coast News

Brown has previously asked for delays in her sentencing due to storm damage to her home and mental and physical welfare checks, but all those motions were denied.

On Wednesday, prosecutors recommended reduced prison time sentences for Brown’s co-conspirators, former of chief of staff Ronnie Simmons and fake charity founder Carla Wiley. Judge Time Corrigan accepted this recommendation for a reduced prison time range of 21-27 months for Wiley and 33-41 months of Simmons. More on that hearing can be read here.

Brown, Simmons and Wiley will not receive their final sentencing until Dec. 4, according to recent court documents.

Corrine Brown Character Witness Testimony: Nov. 16, 2017

Corrine Brown had several witnesses come forward Thursday in support of her through witness testimony during the sentencing hearing.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee provided a glowing character witness of Corrine Brown during her sentencing hearing Thursday.

Jackson Lee described via telephone testimony it as her “privilege” to characterize Corrine Brown as a “loving person.”

She said Brown has had a “pointed and direct effort [in] helping others, not herself.”

The veterans’ community loved Congresswoman Brown, Jackson Lee said, stating that Brown has helped those with PTSD and other issues following fighting overseas. She also stated Brown helped tremendously with relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

“That shows a character of giving to others unselfishly,” Jackson Lee said.

A bishop from the Orlando area stated that Brown would help their community when other politicians couldn’t make things happen. He said she was “driven by wanting to support … and bless others.”

One woman who went to school with Brown’s daughter got emotional during her testimony in support of Brown. She said Brown taught her valuable lessons that helped her thrive in her military career and how to treat her soldiers.

“She’s been my champion .. my mentor,” the woman said.

Dr. Oliver Hunter of Houston recommended that Brown receive community service instead of incarceration time.

Another witness came forward and said Brown should be out helping others instead of in jail because “the people trust her.”

Melissa Alexander came forward to speak on behalf of Brown, describing her as a “blunt and passionate” woman. She cited that she’s been supportive of other people even up to the sentencing hearing.

Marissa Alexander, character witness for #CorrineBrown responded to the prosecutor’s criticism of Brown’s vocal personality. “She’s a largely blunt & passionate, persistent & formidable person. There’s a difference between transactional leadership & transformative leadership.

One man came forward and said Brown has helped other garner jobs through projects she’s worked on in Jacksonville and other areas. He beseeched the judge to “embrace her through your mercy” and not give her any prison time.

Roselyn, a life-long friend from Brooklyn, New York, came forward to provide her insight into who Brown is as a person. She said Brown is a passionate and hard-working woman who has long been a beacon of support for those in need of help.

After lunch, political consultant David Muller shared testimony on Brown, implying that she’s a genuine, caring person.

“It’s never about her,” he said. “She is the most tenacious fighter for people.”

He also discussed a time where Brown called him up and asked for help getting a train, so that she could get supplies to Haiti following an earthquake. She had 18 tractor trailers full of supplies and moved them via a cruise ship to Haiti, Muller said.

“It’s never about her. It’s about helping other people,” he said. “She is a wonderful, compassionate person.”

Many in the court clapped following Muller’s testimony about Brown.

Corrine Brown issues a statement during sentencing hearing

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown issued a statement during the sentencing hearing Thursday, apologizing to the court, her family, friends and supporters.

“First and foremost, I want to thank my family friends and supporters for their continued prayers and support.”

“I have always strived to protect my name and my reputation”

She said the charges against her are not who she is.

“It runs contrary to everything I am and everything I’ve ever done in my life.” Brown said in her statement. “Public service is an honor and a privilege.”

“I ask that you take into consideration all that I’ve done in my life, and I humbly ask for mercy and compassion. Thank you very much.”

Additional arguments by defense attorney

The defense attorney belabored the point that they are against the notion that Brown abused a position of trust, which is established by the evidence presented in the trial.

Smith explained the definition of obstruction of justice, which Brown is accused of doing while taking the stand by the prosecutor, stating that it is the “intention or deliberate effort while on the stand to make material falsehoods.”

The judge wasn’t so sure and asked the defense attorney to elaborate.

Smith appeared to get emotional after posing two questions: “What type of sentence does justice require in this case?” and “How do you sentence someone who is a legend?”

He attributes some of her actions to the progress our country has made in terms of relations for black people.

Smith said he met with an Orlando attorney who was from Jacksonville and said the attorney described Brown as “our Martin Luther King” for black Jacksonville natives.

“None of those people had to push the boulder up the mountain like she did,” said Smith, referring to others in Congress. “She truly is a legend.”

Smith said “extensive rigorous community service” would be much more appropriate for Brown than going off to federal prison for five years. Restitution is also not conducive to prison time, Smith argued.

The judge will also be accepting additional letters in support of Brown.

Court recessed at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday. The final sentencing will take place on Monday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.

Following the recess, Smith briefly spoke with media regarding the atmosphere in the courtroom, confirming that it was at some points emotional for him because he’s gotten a chance to know Brown over the year-plus they’ve been working together. He stated some of the emotions just show that he’s only human.

The Initial Trial

There are a lot of moving parts in the case against Corrine Brown and her co-conspirators.

Carla Wiley first became involved in the fraud scheme when she started dating Ronnie Simmons.

Carla Wiley, President of the now-defunct fake charity One Door for Education. She pleaded guilty last March to wire fraud, and agreed to testify against Brown.

She was president of a charity called One Door for Education, which was never actually registered as a 501(c)(3).

The fake charity received more than $800,000 in four years, with about only $1,200 of it actually going to scholarships for students. That money is now gone.

Simmons was dating Wiley when he told her he needed a nonprofit to financially back a reception for congresswoman Brown in 2012. Wiley offered One Door for Education as an option for that reception.

The charity claimed to give scholarships to poor and underprivileged children seeking the become teachers.

Ronnie Simmons is being indicted along with former Congresswoman Corrine Brown. They are accused of using a fake charity to raise funds for their personal expenses. Photo: Florida Times-Union

During the initial trial earlier this year, Brown’s defense attorney, James Smith, described her as a hardworking congresswoman who was dedicated to her constituents.

Lead prosecutor A. Tysen Duva argued during the trial that Ronnie Simmons worked under Brown and did her bidding by taking out $800 a day from the One Door for Education bank account and depositing it into Brown’s personal bank account. He did this numerous times, according to Duva and evidence released earlier this month.

The fake charity was essentially used as a slush fund for Corrine Brown’s travels, expenses and shopping, according to the prosecutors.

She used the money put in her bank account to go to Nassau, Bahamas with her daughter, fly to Beverly Hills and shop along Rodeo Drive, and attend a Beyoncé concert, according to court documents and previous reports by First Coast News.

The prosecutors also argued that Brown committed wire fraud, mail fraud and stole money from the government after she lied on tax documents.

Brown had friends in high places, such as former CSX CEO Mike Ward. She would ask them for donation to Open Door for Education and many of them gladly donated, according to previous reports and prosecutor testimony.

Ward, for instance, contributed $35,000 to One Door for Education after learning that the money would go toward providing students with iPads for learning.

Prosecutors also argued that Brown lied about and inflated what she gave in tithes to various churches. The churches came forward in the trial and said the donations claimed to be given by Brown did not match their records, to which Brown said she sometimes gave anonymous donations.

Other legitimate scholarship organizations came forward and said they had never received funds from Brown’s charity.

Meanwhile, Brown’s tax returns claimed she contributed as much as $30,000 – 20 percent to a third of her income, to various charities.

Prosecutors also claimed that without the cash deposits that Ronnie Simmons made to her bank account, she would have overdrawn her account numerous times during 2012 to 2015.

When Brown took the stand, she denied any wrongdoing on her part and said she trusted the wrong people and said they were behind the unlawful acts.

She cried multiple times on the stand and said she was not to blame for what had happened, according to previous reports.

Overall, the prosecution argued that $330,000 of the money garnered through One Door for Education was used for events receptions surrounding the congresswoman. Meanwhile, $70,000 of that money went to cash in the congresswoman’s pocket. Carla Wiley pocked more than $100,000, while Simmons is accused of pocketing thousands of thousands of dollars for himself.

The worst part about this whole mess is the fact that everyone knew this woman was crooked but still had no issue palling around with her. She has had issues since the moment she won her election and the Democrat Party has stood by her without question. Yet they are the party who claims to be for the people. Yeah, unless those people are underprivileged children who want to get an education that is.

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BREAKING: Trump Just Reversed Major Ban But Liberals Are Even More Enraged About It Now – Here’s Why

Liberals are melting down everywhere!

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Liberals will always find a reason to have a problem with President Trump. It’s why they are always protesting over something no matter how ridiculous it is. Whether it’s a travel ban or not you can count on them taking the streets. Another issue has come to the forefront that has them protesting yet again.

President Trump reversed his decision to repeal the elephant trophy ban after an immense amount of public backlash. This past Friday he tweeted out a message on social media that he will be upholding a ban for importing trophies of elephants that are hunted and killed in Zimbabwe. This will be pending further review.

His tweet read,

“Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts. Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!”

Secretary Zinke also echoed the decision and intimated that he and the president had discussed the issue and were concerned about conservation and the critical need for healthy herds. The statement came hours after a statement by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sanders had defended the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services decision to end the 2014 ban that had been previously initiated under President Obama. On Thursday the service noted that through December of 2017 they would issue permits to import sport-hunted trophies from Zimbabwe elephants.

The Daily Mail reported.

“The move was met with a barrage of criticism from animal rights groups and activists. It also came on the same day that the US State Department presented to Congress its first annual report on wildlife trafficking which, it said, ‘remains a serious transnational crime.’ French screen legend and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot added her voice to the growing chorus of criticism, slamming Trump as ‘unfit for office’ after his administration’s ‘shameful actions.’ ‘No despot in the world can take responsibility for killing off an age-old species that is part of the world heritage of humanity,’ Bardot said in a letter to Trump, released through Fondation Brigitte Bardot.

The move is ‘a cruel decision backed by Zimbabwe’s crazy dictator and it confirms the sick and deadly power you assert over the entire plant and animal kingdom,’ the 83-year-old actress added. ‘Your shameful actions confirm the rumors that you are unfit for office.’

According to the Great Elephant Census project, African Savanna elephant populations fell by 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, while Zimbabwe saw a drop of six percent.
Despite an overall fall in poaching, Africa’s elephant population has declined in part because of continued illegal killing, said a report this year by CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. African ivory, in particular, is highly sought in China where it is a status symbol.

A provision in the Endangered Species Act says the import of such trophies can be legal if accompanied by proof that the hunting benefits broader conservation of the species. Trump’s sons are known to have a passion for hunting. In one widely shared photograph, Donald Trump Jr poses with a knife in one hand and an elephant tail in the other, the animal’s corpse beside him. The US decision follows tumultuous days in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe refuses to resign after the military seized control of the country.”

SCI President Paul Babaz said in a statement,

“These positive findings for Zimbabwe and Zambia demonstrate that the Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes that hunting is beneficial to wildlife and that these range countries know how to manage their elephant population.”

Wayne Pacelle, the organization’s president and CEO said,

“Let’s be clear: elephants are on the list of threatened species; the global community has rallied to stem the ivory trade; and now, the U.S. government is giving American trophy hunters the green light to kill them.”

SCI Director of Communications Steve Comus told NPR in an email,

“In some occasions, the skull might be (could even be skull with tusks). And, there are other parts imported sometimes, as well. What happens is that all of the meat, etc. is consumed by local people there in Africa (typically a village close to where the elephant is harvested). So, most of the elephant not only remains in Africa, but in the stomachs of local Africans.”

While animal welfare issues have not been a huge priority for the administration the issues related to it occasionally come to the forefront of the media. The President and his family have received criticism and backlash for trophy hunting in Africa and have almost never spoken out in defense of themselves for it. While others have considered it a non-issue that should not be worried about.

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