Former Jacksonville city councilors hope for a period of probation, not imprisonment


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Jacksonville, Florida. – The long-delayed sentencing hearing of former Jacksonville city councilors Katrina Brown and Reggie Brown is expected to come to a conclusion Thursday afternoon.

The two are not related, Have been convicted Last year, in a case that stemmed from a federally backed loan and a city grant obtained for a barbecue sauce company owned by the Katrina Brown family.

Katrina Brown was convicted of 37 different felonies, including money laundering, fraud and conspiracy. Reggie Brown was convicted of 33 felonies.

Federal prosecutors said this was an intentional and deliberate fraud long ago.

For Katrina Brown, the federal government wants 4 and a half years in prison, three years of supervised release, and $ 535,335 forfeiture. For Reggie Brown, prosecutors want four years in prison and three years of supervised release and forfeiture of $ 41,752.

The defense calls for both parties to be placed under probation with no prison period, citing health problems, financial hardship and a lack of previous criminal records. The amount of the confiscation was contested.

Final statements saw the couple’s attorney summon a few more witnesses to testify about their character – Katrina Brown’s uncle, pastor, and Reggie Brown’s ex-wife appeared. Also, ex-Sheriff Jacksonville Nat Glover spoke on their behalf.

On Wednesday, the judge said it would take some time and rule on Thursday afternoon.

Recover sessions: Day 1: Katrina and Reggie face the judge | Day 2: Closing the case, witnesses speak to Brown’s personalities

Sentencing is set for Thursday 1:30 pm

The original pronunciation was set on January 27, however The hearing has been postponed After Katrina Brown got a new lawyer. The session was then moved to March, however It was postponed again in May In response to defense suggestions. This current ruling date was appealed earlier this month, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the judge rejected the request.

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