Former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown to receive pension until appeals exhausted

by: Jenna Bourne, Action News Jax Updated:

The U.S. House of Representatives Office of General Counsel confirmed to Action News Jax on Thursday that Corrine Brown will continue to receive her congressional retirement benefits for now.

Taxpayers will continue to pay former Florida Rep. Corrine Brown’s congressional pension, despite her convictions.

It’s been a week since a jury found Brown guilty on 18 of 22 counts in her federal fraud trial.


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The U.S. House of Representatives Office of General Counsel confirmed to Action News Jax on Thursday that Corrine Brown will continue to receive her congressional retirement benefits for now.

It’s all laid out in the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.

The law says members of Congress lose their congressional pension after what’s called “final conviction.”


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Brown’s jury verdicts alone don’t cut it; she would only lose those benefits after the appeals process has been exhausted.

Brown’s attorney James Smith plans to file a motion for a new trial.

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