Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown withdraws motion to be released from prison due to health concerns

UPDATE, 4/9/2020: One day after filing a motion to be released from federal prison due to health concerns, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has withdrawn her emergency motion for compassionate release.

According to the motion to withdraw, it appears Brown and her attorneys want to obtain further documentation of her health issues, with the motion stating, “it would be of assistance to the court for Brown to obtain documentation and records to better support her assertions, and when she has done so, if necessary, will then refile the motion with proper supporting documentation.”

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Original story from 4/8/2020 below:

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown wants out of prison, citing health concerns, according to a new motion filed Wednesday.

An “Emergency Motion for Compassionate Release,” filed on Brown’s behalf states that she has several ailments, including “hypertension, thyroid removed, diabetes, heart murmur, acid reflux, sleep apnea and cataracts.”

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In January, the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld Brown’s federal fraud convictions.

Brown went to trial in Jacksonville and was found guilty in May 2017 on 18 of 22 charges. She surrendered for her five-year prison sentence on January 29, 2018.

Brown is serving her sentence at Federal Corrections Institution Coleman’s minimum-security satellite camp in Sumterville. Her convictions represent both the fraud scheme and filing false tax returns and financial disclosures. Prosecutors had sought up to nine years in prison for Brown.

Her former chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, surrendered January 8, 2018 for his four-year sentence at Federal Corrections Institution Cumberland’s minimum-security satellite camp in Maryland.

Co-conspirator Carla Wiley was released from Federal Prison Camp Alderson in West Virginia on June 5, 2019.