A Democrat running for a U.S. House seat in Virginia has been indicted on charges of fraud, embezzlement and theft in connection with events that allegedly occurred in 2012.
Shaun Brown, 58, appeared in a Norfolk courtroom last week and denied any wrongdoing, the Daily Press of Newport News, Va., reported. She said she intends to fight the charges and be exonerated, the report said.
Brown is next scheduled to appear in court Jan. 12 and will plead not guilty, her attorney, James Ellenson, told the Daily Press.
BREAKING: A federal grand jury has indicted Congressional candidate Shaun Brown, of Hampton, on charges of fraud and theft of government property https://t.co/hILaFUDqao pic.twitter.com/kyTaCtenP7
— Daily Press (@Daily_Press) December 20, 2017
Prosecutors said Brown received about $803,000 via her nonprofit organization as a participant in a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.
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