JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The United States is seeking restitution on top of forfeiture money from former Rep. Corrine Brown.
Prosecutors filed a new motion on Tuesday as a judge weighs Brown's sentence.
The government is asking for a total of $1,179,459.25. The motion states:
"The United States moves this Court, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 981(a)(1)(C), 28 U.S.C. § 2461(c) and Fed. R. Crim. P. 32.2(b)(2), to enter an order of forfeiture in the amount of $664,292.39, representing the amount of proceeds the defendants obtained, directly or indirectly, as a result of participation in a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and aiding and abetting mail and wire fraud.
"The United States also seeks an order of restitution in the amount of $452,515.87 as to Counts One, Two, Four, Six through Thirteen, Fifteen and Seventeen, and $62,650.99 as to Counts Twenty-One through Twenty-Four, for a total restitution of $515,166.86."
In May, Brown was found guilty on 18 counts in a federal fraud trial.
Last week, Brown’s former chief of staff Ronnie Simmons and Carla Wiley, the president of One Door for Education, the charity they’re all accused of stealing from, appeared in federal court for their sentencing hearings .
During the hearing, Brown tearfully asked for mercy. The Middle District of Florida, in a sentencing memorandum involving Brown, said “significant punishment” is required for the former Florida congresswoman.
Brown is set to be sentenced in December.
#ANJaxBreaking: Prosecutors just filed new motion as judge weighs # CorrineBrown's sentence. Seeking restitution on top of forfeiture money, totaling $1,179,459.25. Expect sentence Dec. 4. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/KmdrPpAKrq— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) November 21, 2017
New Documents: U.S. wants another 555k in restitution from Corrine Brown and Carla Wiley, Now totals $1.1 million. The fmr. Congresswomen, her Chief of Staff Ronnie Simmons and Wiley are set to be sentenced Dec, 4th @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/NPLqRwHY6r— Paige Kelton (@PaigeANjax) November 21, 2017