Documents: Questions about Rep. Corrine Brown's ties to Va. organization

New documents raise more questions about a Virginia organization's ties to Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

The congresswoman was served with a subpoena two months ago.

Action News Jax has uncovered the congresswoman's chief of staff was receiving checks made out to a Virginia organization sent right to his home.

Action News Jax got a copy of an email sent to an employee with the city of Orlando.

It asked for money to attend inauguration events with Brown.

This 2013 email is raising new questions about a Virginia organization tied to Brown.

One line asked that checks be made payable to One Door for Education and then mailed to an address in Maryland with attention to Ronnie Simmons.

The price was listed at $50 per inauguration event.

Simmons is the congresswoman's chief of staff and the address on the email is his home, according to Maryland property records.

"It seems unusual. Typically you'd send money to a business address or the registered agent, not somebody in between," said Action News Jax law and safety expert Dale Carson. "The critical part is to determine where that money ended up."

It's not the first time One Door has been connected to Brown.

Brown's Invitational Golf Tournament was sponsored by One Door in 2013.

A letter signed by the congresswoman touts One Door as a non-profit. The golf tournament raised money for that organization and another.

One Door is located in Virginia, but we found the agency is not a tax exempt non-profit registered with the IRS.

Several 2013 emails also show members of JTA and another organization had questions about "One Door for Education" because they couldn't find the group online.

We spoke with the congresswoman's chief of staff.

Simmons would not confirm if he received a subpoena and had no comment.

Brown's office would not comment on her relationship with One Door or the 2013 golf tournament because it is part of an ongoing investigation.

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