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Democrat Congresswoman Indicted for Fraud Claims She’s Being ‘Persecuted’ for Her Race

Democrat Congresswoman Indicted for Fraud Claims She’s Being ‘Persecuted’ for Her Race

Alex Griswold | Mediaite

Democratic Florida Congresswoman Corrine Brown claimed Monday that the only reason she has recently been indicted on 24 counts of fraud and corruption is because she is a black woman.

“Last week was very rough,” Brown wrote on her campaign page. “Two black men were needlessly gunned down by police; 5 Dallas police officers were slain by a demented man, and on Friday I had to appear in federal court.”

“Being indicted is very scary. Yet my conscience is clear because I’m innocent,” she continued. “I’m not the first black elected official to be persecuted and, sad to say, I won’t be the last.”

Brown reportedly made similar comments following her court appearance Friday, telling Jacksonville reporters that the charges were politically and racially motivated.

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