Former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown to host fundraisers ahead of hearing for new trial

The former Florida representative who was found guilty of fraud in May is hosting two fundraising events ahead of a hearing for a new trial.

Former Rep. Corrine Brown invites her supporters to "party for a purpose" July 29 at 2179 Benedict Road, with dates for two other events.

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The fundraising events are the latest efforts to support Brown during her legal battle in Jacksonville.

#CorrineBrown still fundraising for her defense. Here's "Queen Corrine's" latest fundraising effort. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/xPsrAnncpj

— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) July 13, 2017

The flyer says a surprise event will take place at a surprise location on Aug. 6.

The flyer also invites Brown's supporters to join her at the federal courthouse Aug. 7 during hearings on motions for acquittal and a new trial.

The flyer says proceeds will benefit Brown's legal defense fund.

Brown's attorney James Smith said Tuesday that supporters should be prepared for Brown's sentencing hearing should a judge deny the motions for acquittal and a new trial.

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Smith asked Brown's supporters to write letters of support, handwritten if possible, with pertinent photos to be presented to the judge at the sentencing hearing.

He said supporters should emphasize that the judge is not required to impose any term of imprisonment based on the charges in this case.

Smith said the letters should emphasize Brown's good character and accomplishments, and show she has been an outstanding member of society for many years.

In her original federal fraud trial in May, Brown was found guilty on 18 counts and not guilty on four counts.

On June 9, Brown's lawyers filed motions for acquittal and a new trial.

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The United States filed a memorandum June 22 opposing Brown's motion for a new trial.

The motion said Brown participated in a three-year scheme to siphon cash from the bogus charity One Door For Education.