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James W. Smith II, left, attempts to clear a path as his client, former Congresswoman Corrine Brown, center, leaves the Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse after another day of jury deliberation. Brown was indicted in July on 22 counts involving conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and hiding income.(Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
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Still no verdict for Florida ex-congresswoman’s fraud trial

James W. Smith II, left, attempts to clear a path as his client, former Congresswoman Corrine Brown, center, leaves the Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse after another day of jury deliberation. Brown was indicted in July on 22 counts involving conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, filing false tax returns and hiding income.(Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors will return for a third day of deliberations in the fraud and tax evasion trial of former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown.

The jury will return Wednesday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys made their closing arguments Monday before giving the case to jurors. The jury met all day Tuesday without reaching a decision.

Prosecutors say Brown, a Democrat who represented the Florida district that included Jacksonville since 1993, funneled money from One Door for Education into her personal accounts.

She has pleaded not guilty, blaming her former chief of staff Elias “Ronnie” Simmons for stealing.

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