U.S. seeking $500K+ in restitution from Corrine Brown in addition to forfeitures

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The United States issued an amended motion in the Corrine Brown case Tuesday, seeking more than $500,000 in restitution from the former congresswoman along with the more than $600,000 she may be required to forfeit over to the government, according to court documents.

The motion states the U.S. is seeking an order of restitution in the amount totaling $515,166.86. This amount is split two ways across several counts that Brown was found guilty of in May.

The motion states the forfeiture amount the U.S. government is seeking is $664,292.39, but the U.S. will not collect more than the collective sum of $654,292.39 from Brown and her co-conspirators.

The difference between forfeiture and restitution breaks down to the recipient of the money. Forfeitures will go to the government, while restitution will go to victims in the case.

Brown’s sentencing hearing was held last week at the federal courthouse in Jacksonville. The court will pronounce her sentence, along with co-conspirators Carla Wiley and Ronnie Simmons, on Dec. 4.

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