Corrine Brown appeals sentence; tries to stay out of jail on bond

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -- Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown has filed two motions: to appeal her sentencing and remain out of prison, on bond, until the appeal is resolved.

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Brown filed the motion after she claims she was denied a new trial when a juror was dismissed without cause during deliberations.

The motion's reasoning also states that Brown was previously placed on pre-trial release. It adds that during the entire period that she was under those services, she never had a violation.

Brown was found guilty in May of 18 counts of fraud. It was found that she used money from a charity for personal use.

She was sentenced to 5 years in prison.