(FOX NEWS) -- Former Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for mail, wire and tax fraud involving a sham charity.
A jury convicted Brown of stealing money from a bogus charity, One Door For Education, which purported to give scholarships to poor children but instead filled the coffers of Brown and her associates.
Federal prosecutors said she and a top aide commited fraud by using donations for lavish parties and trips.
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The aide and another official later accepted a plea deal and testified against Brown, who served in Congress for nearly 25 years.